As Chief of Staff, Liz Gerloff Wagenseller provides direct input to the Auditor General on all issues related to the Department. She oversees daily operations, directs strategy for all Department communications and legislative initiatives, and collaborates with citizens, legislators, and other stakeholders on various issues.
Liz has more than 16 years of experience in the public and private sector designing and implementing political and communications strategy. She served as campaign manager for Eugene DePasquale’s first campaign for auditor general. She previously worked at two public opinion research firms in Washington, DC — Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research and Peter D. Hart Research Associates, where she conducted public opinion research and devised strategies to help non-profit organizations, unions, political campaigns, corporations, and advocacy groups achieve their mission.
Liz earned a degree in economics from the College of William and Mary (B.A. 2000). Originally from South Dakota, Liz grew up in Mount Vernon, Virginia and currently lives in Lancaster County.
John M. Lori joined the Department of the Auditor General’s office in January 2013 as the Deputy Auditor General of Audits. He manages and leads six audit bureaus within the Department which perform over 4,000 audits annually.
John has an extensive background in the financial field; with more than 40 years of experience as a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), controller, CFO (Chief Financial Officer), treasurer, COO (Chief Operating Officer), and managing partner of small and medium-sized businesses in Central Pennsylvania. His experience includes the areas of accounting, finance, tax, auditing, turnarounds, change management, financial and transaction management, and strategic planning.
John previously served as Deputy Secretary for Business Assistance for the Department of Community and Economic Development, as well as Chief Operating Officer/Chief Finance Officer (COO/CFO) of the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Founder and Managing Principal of WFG Capital Advisors, and numerous other Central PA businesses.
John earned his degree in Accounting from Elizabethtown College in 1973 and is a graduate of the National Association of Small Business Investment Companies (Venture Institute). He is a Certified Public Accountant and was a board member of numerous Central Pennsylvania businesses and non-profit organizations.
Victoria S. Madden joined the Department of the Auditor General in June 2013 as the Executive Deputy Chief Counsel in the Office of Chief Counsel. In December 2013, she became the Chief Counsel for the Department. She oversees the legal staff within the Office of Chief Counsel and provides legal advice and support to the Auditor General, Deputy Auditor Generals and the bureaus within the Department.
Victoria has more than 18 years of experience with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Prior to her position with the Department of Auditor General, she was with the Board of Probation and Parole for 10 years. She served as the Chief Counsel to the Board from December 2003 to April 2010 and as the Chief Hearing Officer from April 2010 to June 2013. Prior to her positions at the Parole Board, Victoria served as the Criminal Justice Policy Manager for the Governor’s Policy Office from April to December 2003 and as a Deputy Attorney General in Civil Litigation for the Office of Attorney General from July 2001 to April 2003.
Victoria’s earlier experience with the commonwealth included six years at the Department of Corrections in the Office of Chief Counsel and the Executive Office of the Secretary; and she worked at the Department of Public Welfare Office of Chief Counsel while attending law school.
Victoria is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and Dauphin County Bar Association, and is a mediator for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Delaware and her juris doctor from Widener University School of Law.
Marty has more than 25 years experience within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
He started his career in the Department of the Auditor General in 1990. He served as Public Assistance Investigator-I, II, Audit Manager and Public Assistance Manager from 1990 through 1996. After leaving the Department in 1997, he went to work for the PA Treasury Department where he served in the positions of Assistant Director of the INVEST program, Regional Director and Senior Staff member. He returned to the Department of the Auditor General in 2005 as the Departments Director of Human Resources, a positon he currently holds today in addition to his new role as Deputy Auditor General for Administration.
Marty earned his Bachelor degree in Business Administration from The Wescoe School of Muhlenberg College.
Barry Ciccocioppo has more than 20 years of communications experience in the public and private sectors including serving as a journalist in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and for the Harrisburg Patriot-News. Prior to joining the Department, he was communications director for the Democratic House Appropriations Committee. He previously served as deputy director of communications for Governor Edward G. Rendell and as press secretary for the Department of Labor & Industry.
Prior to joining state government, Barry managed communications for the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association and a Harrisburg-based public relations, marketing and advertising firm.
Barry graduated from Harrisburg Area Community College (A.A. 1989), earned a degree in journalism from Shippensburg University (B.A. 1991), and completed training at the Defense Information School (1988). He is a lifelong resident of central Pennsylvania.