HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Senate this week unanimously confirmed Michael Krancer, 53 of Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, to be the fifth Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection since 1995.
Krancer served as a judge on the Environmental Hearing Board, which is a statewide trial and appellate court for environmental cases. He was nominated to serve on the EHB by Gov. Tom Ridge in 1999, and in 2003 was named by Gov. Rendell as Chief Judge and Chairman of the EHB. He was Assistant General Counsel for the Exelon Corporation from June 2008 through October 2009, then was renamed to his post as judge on the EHB by Rendell in 2009 .
Prior to becoming a judge, Krancer was a litigation partner at the Dilworth Paxson and Blank Rome firms in Philadelphia.
Gov. Tom Corbett said, “Judge Krancer has been nominated to the Environmental Hearing Board by governors of both parties and has a reputation of being fair, practical, speedy and intellectual.”