Gov. Tom Corbett Gov. Tom Corbett.

 

Gov. Tom Corbett asked for, and received, the resignation of Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard J. Allan, according to a news release.

 

Allan, 59, of Cumberland County, served as a member of Corbett's cabinet since March 2011, according to the news release.

 

Ellen Ferretti, Deputy Secretary for Parks and Forestry, will serve as Acting Secretary until a replacement can be found.