Leo was appointed Chief Counsel on March 2, 2009. Prior to joining PASSHE, Leo served as Chief Counsel and Deputy Treasurer for the Pennsylvania Department Treasury and Chief Counsel to the Department of Agriculture. He has also served as a Deputy General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel with the Governor's Office of General Counsel. While with the Office of General Counsel, his primary responsibility was as a legislative counsel to the Governor's Office.
Before his appointment to the Office of General Counsel, Leo was Deputy Commissioner for the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs, the Commonwealth agency that provides administrative and legal support to 27 professional and occupational licensing boards and commissions. Prior to becoming Deputy Commissioner, Leo served as the Staff Attorney for the Western Regional Office of the Pennsylvania Inspector General. Leo also served as an Assistant Counsel in the Office of Chief Counsel at the Department of State. At the Department of State, Leo represented the Corporation Bureau, Bureau of Charitable Organizations, State Athletic Commission, professional licensure boards and the Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation. He also served as the designee for the Treasurer as Chair of the Board of Finance and Revenue, and Board of Commissioners of Public Grounds and Buildings and as the Treasurer's designee for the Boards of the State Employee Retirement System, Public School Employee Retirement System, and Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System. Leo has also served as the designee on the Board of Finance and Revenue for the General Counsel and the Secretary of the Commonwealth.