Melanie F. DePalma
Melanie F. DePalma was appointed as a Member of the State Ethics Commission on January 14, 2015, by the Honorable Tom Corbett, then Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Ms. DePalma is a native of the Harrisburg area and a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, Capital College. She earned a B.S. degree, with distinction, in Public Policy.
Over the course of her career, Ms. DePalma held positions in both the private and public sectors before retiring from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 2014. Most recently, Ms. DePalma served in the Pennsylvania Office of Administration as Director of the Bureau of State Employment from 2011 to 2014. Prior to this, Ms. DePalma was appointed by the Honorable Tom Corbett as Deputy Director in the Governor’s office of Public Liaison. Ms. DePalma was employed as a Legislative Liaison in the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General from 1997 to 2011 serving Attorneys General Fisher, Pappert and Corbett respectively. Ms. DePalma was employed by the Government Affairs Division of the Westinghouse Electric Corporation from 1986 to 1996, serving as a Legislative Analyst and registered lobbyist for the Corporation from 1992 to 1996. Prior to spending several years at home raising her children, Ms. DePalma was also employed by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1974 to 1979.