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SCSC Commissioners


Meet Our Commissioners...


Bryan R. Lentz

Bryan R. Lentz

Bryan R. Lentz was nominated to the State Civil Service Commission by Governor Tom Wolf and confirmed by the Pennsylvania State Senate on November 16, 2016.  Mr. Lentz was sworn into office on December 2, 2016.  Governor Wolf designated Commissioner Lentz to serve as Chairman of the Commission on December 5, 2016.  Chairman Lentz serves as the Commonwealth's statutorily required civil service commission veteran representative and advocate.

Chairman Lentz, an attorney and former state representative, is a U.S. Army veteran who served in Bosnia and Iraq.  He attended Valley Forge Military College, Class of 1984 and Georgetown University, Class of 1986.  Following his graduation from Georgetown, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Infantry.  After completing the Infantry Officers Basic Course and U.S. Army Ranger School, he completed four years of active service as an Airborne Ranger Infantry officer.  Following active duty service, he entered law school at Temple University, graduating in 1993.  Initially out of law school, he worked for the Philadelphia District Attorney's office, where he served six years developing a specialty in the prosecution of violent gangs and juveniles.

In 2006, Chairman Lentz was elected to represent the 161st Legislative District in the Pennsylvania General Assembly where he served two terms.


Odelfa Smith Preston

Prior to Commissioner Preston's appointment to the Commission, she served as a project manager for Bank of New York Mellon in Pittsburgh.  Mrs. Preston is vice president of the Delta Service and Education Foundation and is affiliated with the Pittsburgh Association of Financial Professionals.

Commissioner Preston has served in numerous other professional managerial positions to include project management and technology positions with PNC Financial Services and as a project leader with Westinghouse Electric Corporation.  Mrs. Preston holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master's degree from Point Park University.


Gregory M. Lane

Gregory M. Lane

Gregory M. Lane was nominated to the State Civil Service Commission by Governor Tom Corbett and confirmed by the Pennsylvania State Senate on October 7, 2014.  He was sworn in as Commissioner on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.

Commissioner Lane spent the past 22 years in various roles with Price Waterhouse LLP, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and as the Director of Human Resources at Aegis Group.  Since leaving Aegis in 2013, Commissioner Lane has worked as a consultant advising small businesses on legal, financial, human resource and compliance matters.

Commissioner Lane earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Boston University, a Juris Doctor from Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law and is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania.  Commissioner Lane also serves on the Board of Directors for the Bridge Educational Foundation, a Harrisburg based scholarship organization.