Public Administration in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Darrin Bodner is currently Executive Deputy Secretary for Administration and Management for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Previously, he was Operations Director for the Los Angeles-based Oblong Industries. He also co-created Media Matters for America and served in its senior management from its incorporation in 2003 through 2008. Before Media Matters, Bodner's experience included government, political campaigns, nonprofit and corporate experience. Most notably, he served as development director for the award-winning Off-Broadway Atlantic Theater Company. He also served as an aide to former New York City Council Speaker Peter F. Vallone, Sr., as well as a chief fundraiser for Vallone's 2001 mayoral campaign. One of his proudest moments was getting to sing "My Country 'Tis of Thee" with the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington on January 18, 2009 at the Inaugural Opening Ceremonies at the Lincoln Memorial. He has also sung baritone with the New York City Gay Men's Chorus. His interests include politics, media, history, religion, science, technology, music, theater, film and popular culture. He is a gay, secular humanist, liberal, Democrat and INFJ. Bodner holds a bachelor of arts in both Economics and Dramatic Arts from Dickinson College. He currently resides in Harrisburg with his cat -- Winston.