C. Daniel Hassell

Acting Secretary of Revenue

Stephen H. StetlerC. Daniel Hassell was nominated as Secretary of the Department of Revenue by Governor Edward G. Rendell in December 2009.

Prior to his nomination as Revenue Secretary, Hassell served for three decades as an expert senior tax policy analyst in a number of positions within the Department of Revenue and the Pennsylvania Senate.

Hassell last served as Deputy Secretary for Tax Policy for the Department of Revenue, where he coordinated department decisions on all aspects of tax policy. Hassell evaluated the impact of proposed tax legislation, regulations, policies, procedures and public statements, as well as researched and prepared tax revenue projections for the Office of the Budget and the Governor. Hassell has authored three tax policy articles published in State Tax Notes, a leading multi-state tax news source.

Hassell is an Erie native who graduated valedictorian of Strong Vincent High School in 1979. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Westminster College and a Master of Science in Public Management and Policy from Carnegie-Mellon University’s Heinz School of Urban and Public Affairs. Hassell also completed a program for senior executives in state and local government offered by Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Hassell has worked for the Department of Revenue since 1995, and he worked for Revenue from 1981 to 1985. For the nine years he departed from department service, Hassell served as budget specialist for the Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee.

Hassell resides in Susquehanna Township, and he and wife Ellen are proud parents of three children, Rosie, Ben and Lydia.