Pennsylvania's Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has hired former Chesapeake Energy executive Brian Grove as its new deputy secretary for administration.



Grove previously served as senior director of corporate development for Oklahoma-based Chesapeake Energy Corp, the No. 1 player in the Marcellus shale.



Grove previously worked for Sen. Lisa Baker (R- Luzerne) and in the administrations of Governors Tom Ridge and Mark Schweiker.



His role will be ovversee the department's budget and human resources.



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