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Paul H. Wentzel
Senior Legislative and Policy Director


Senior Legislative Director

Paul H. Wentzel, Jr. is the Senior Legislative Director for the Department of Banking and Securities.

Paul serves as the department’s legislative liaison, liaison with the Governor’s Policy Office and general liaison with trade associations and consumer group stakeholders. He also represents the Secretary of Banking and Securities on certain economic development lending boards and the State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers.
Paul served as Acting Secretary of Banking in 2011 and 2002-03. He has served 10 Banking/Banking and Securities secretaries. Prior to joining the department in 1981, he served as a research analyst for the Business and Commerce Committee of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
Paul is a graduate of East Stroudsburg University, where he also earned a master’s degree in political science.