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Board of Pardons Secretary

Shelley Watson assumed the role of Secretary of the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons in January 2023.  Secretary Watson is a long-time Commonwealth employee bringing decades of relevant experience to the role, gained through positions at the PA Department of Corrections, the PA Parole Board, and the PA State Police.  Since 2013, Secretary Watson has dedicated her career to second chances, playing an integral role in the continued growth and expansion of the Commonwealth’s clemency process, first in partner agencies and now at the Board of Pardons.