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Dorothy R. Derr – Director, Bureau of Administrative Services

Dorothy “Dot” Derr has been the director for the agency’s Bureau of Administrative Services since 2006.  She first came to the Commission in 2003 as the lead budget analyst.

As bureau director, Derr is responsible for overseeing the agency’s divisions of Contracts and Procurement, Budget, Human Resources, Office Services and Licensing (to include PALS).

Prior to coming to the Game Commission, Derr worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture for 10 years as the budget analyst and Director of Administration.

A native of Tower City, Schuylkill County, she grew up in a family with eight children, all of whom hunted, trapped and fished, to some degree.  Mentored by her father and older siblings, she was raised with a great appreciation and respect for Penns Woods.

She graduated from Williams Valley High School in Tower City, and attended Harrisburg Area Community College studying in accounting.  Outside interests include serving as financial chair for her church, boating, camping and fly fishing.