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Abraham “Abe” Amorós named The League’s Deputy Executive Director – Operations
Harrisburg, PA (February 22, 2022) – League Executive Director John Brenner has named Abraham “Abe” Amorós as Deputy Executive Director – Operations. Abe, who has more than 30 years of governmental experience at the state and local levels, most recently as managing director for the City of Reading, assumed this new position as The League’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) yesterday.
“The League is pleased that Abe Amorós has come on board as our new Deputy Executive Director for Operations. He makes history as the first Latino to serve in an executive position at The League,” said League Executive Director John Brenner. “His solid professional experience as an elected and appointed local official, earning his Master’s Degree in Government Administration from the Fels School of Government and his undergraduate degree from Penn State University as well as his remarkable volunteer leadership in the community over many decades, uniquely qualifies him for this new role.”
Abe’s extensive experience in local government and his unique skill set will be invaluable as he assumes the role of Deputy Executive Director – Operations, where he will oversee the areas of Communications, Finance & Administration, Insurance Services and Technology. As COO, he will work with the executive director to realize the organization’s strategic plan and help develop efficient strategies to further fulfill The League’s mission to strengthen, empower and advocate for effective local government in Pennsylvania.
“Assisting local elected officials to provide the very best public services that they can for their constituents has always been a strong passion,” said Amorós. “While every municipality is distinct, each can always benefit from best practices, training opportunities and resources provided by The League and its fine group of experienced professionals.”
Upon graduation from Penn State in 1990, Abe was elected to York City Council as the first Latino and youngest member. Subsequently, Abe served as community development director for the City of York under then Mayor John S. Brenner where he was responsible for an $8.3 million budget that included the Bureaus of Housing, Planning, Zoning and Health. Abe also served as spokesman for the Minority Leader of the State Senate and went on to become director of communications and press for the Secretary of the Commonwealth.
In 2002, Abe became senior deputy press secretary to Governor Ed Rendell before becoming director of communications for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party from 2006-2010. He then served as legislative director for the Laborers’ International Union of North America for nine years before developing Amorós Communications. Abe has also taught graduate and undergraduate courses at York College of Pennsylvania in Media Relations, Public Relations, International Public Relations and Political Advocacy.
“I am delighted that Abe will be joining The League team,” said League President Mayor Danene Sorace, City of Lancaster. “He joins the organization at a critical juncture as we continue to elevate the work of local government across the Commonwealth.”
Abe earned a Master’s in Governmental Administration from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Penn State. He was appointed to the Penn State Board of Trustees as its first Latino member in 2018 and reappointed in 2021 for another three-year term. As managing director for Reading, Abe represented the City on The League’s Board of Directors and he currently serves as a Board Member of 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania.
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