Liz Gerloff Wagenseller, Chief of Staff

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, CPA, Deputy Auditor General for Audits

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.

Martin Rowan, Deputy Auditor General for Administration & Director of Human Resources

Marty has more than 25 years of 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 as 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 Department's Director of Human Resources, a positon he currently holds in addition to his role as Deputy Auditor General for Administration.

Marty earned his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from The Wescoe School of Muhlenberg College.

Barry Ciccocioppo, Communications Director

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.