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Deputy Secretary for Regulatory Programs

Kraig R. Kiehl

Kraig R. Kiehl was appointed Deputy Secretary for Regulatory Programs on March 9, 2020. 

As Deputy Secretary for Regulatory Programs, Kiehl oversees the Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations, Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation, Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs, and State Athletic Commission. 

Kiehl most recently served the Department of State as Regional Director of the Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation.  Prior to that, he served in the Department of Education as Chief of the Division of Planning.

Kiehl is a retired US Army Officer with significant experience in both the public and private sectors as an executive leader, strategic planner, and program manager.  Prior to his retirement with 23 years of active military service, he served as the Acting Commander, Deputy Commander and Executive Officer for the Pennsylvania National Guard Counterdrug Joint Task Force and the Commandant for the Northeast Counterdrug Training Center. Kraig also served in the Middle East, Europe, Central America, and South America in numerous operational assignments.

Kiehl holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from Northcentral University, Master of Arts degree in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Edinboro University.

Kiehl lives in Harrisburg with his wife, Renae, and their two dogs.