Mr. Tomalis is Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Previously, he was director at Dutko Worldwide/Whiteboard Advisors, where he was the principal adviser to numerous nonprofit education groups and foundations, along with for-profit education related companies. From 1995 to 2001, he served as Executive Deputy Secretary of Education under Governor Tom Ridge. Mr. Tomalis also served as counselor to the United States Secretary of Education and as Acting Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Dickinson College.