Deana Vance – Director, Bureau of Automated Technology Services
Deana Vance became the director for the agency’s Bureau of Automated Technology in February of 2017. She originally joined the Game Commission in 1987 as a computer systems analyst, and continued to work in the area of application development and database administration. Deana had been chief of the agency’s Data Resources Division, a position to which she was appointed in 2007, and she headed up the agency’s Application Development and Specialized Software Section between 1991 and 2007.
As bureau director, Deana is responsible for the agency’s technology needs, including it’s website, application development, information security, network administration, help desk, the Geographical Information System, the Computer Aided Dispatch system, and the Automated Licensing System through which hunters and trappers purchase their licenses. She serves as the Continuity of Operations Coordinator and the agency's liaison to the Governor's Office of Information Technology.
A native of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, Deana received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Shippensburg University. In 2013 she earned the credential of Certified Government Chief Information Officer from Harrisburg University.
Deana is married and has 2 boys, and she enjoys spending time outdoors gardening, bird watching, fishing, riding her motorcycle, and has been hunting with her dad for 40 years.