Butler Eagle: Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission names new exec

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission announced Thursday, Nov. 30, that its board of directors has named Rich Fitzgerald as the organization’s new executive director.

Fitzgerald will officially assume this role on Jan. 2, 2024, once his tenure as Allegheny County Executive concludes.

“While I’ve always had a regional focus, I look forward to putting my skills and relationships to work for all 10 of our counties,” Fitzgerald said. “Together, we will continue to concentrate on infrastructure, communication, economic development, workforce and quality of life issues for our region.”

As executive director, Fitzgerald will lead a team of 50 staff members in the organization’s seven departments, including economic and workforce development; transportation planning; strategic initiatives and policy; information and data; finance; human resources; and communications and public relations.

View the full story at butlereagle.com.