Ambassador (Ret.) Joseph M. Torsella was sworn in as Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on January 17, 2017. From Philadelphia’s City Hall to the National Constitution Center to the halls of the United Nations, his work is a reflection of his public service and leadership, which has earned him a reputation as a voice of purpose, honor and vision.
The Pennsylvania treasurer serves on approximately 20 boards on Treasury’s behalf and chairs the Board of Finance Revenue. He administers the Unclaimed Property program annually, manages the state’s 529 College Savings Program and safeguards the financial health of the state.
Raised in Berwick, Pa., Torsella is a graduate of Wyoming Seminary preparatory school and an honors graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Phi Beta Kappa, with a degree in economics and history. He studied American History at New College, Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar. He lives in Flourtown with his wife Carolyn, and they are proud parents to four children.