Pittsburgh Business Times: Jennifer Liptak leaves county for Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission

Allegheny County Manager Jennifer Liptak will leave the county after more than 25 years of service to become deputy executive director and chief operating officer of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission.

Liptak had been chief of staff for former Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald during his 12 years in office and had been county manager in the first months of County Executive Sara Innamorato’s tenure. She joined the Allegheny County government in 1998 and has been finance director in the Office of District Attorney and budget director of the Office of County Council.

She will report to Fitzgerald, who is executive director of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, and be in charge of a staff of 50.

“Over the last decade, a lot of the economic success and transformation that Allegheny County has experienced can be largely attributed directly to Jennifer’s strategic leadership, collaborative management style, and her ability to get things accomplished,” Fitzgerald said.

Fitzgerald cited the Pittsburgh International Airport revival, bridge rehabilitation and government efficiency.

“Now Jennifer will be able to use her outstanding qualities and experiences to support the 10-county region with its transportation, infrastructure, economic, workforce and quality of life priorities,” he said.

She has a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and a master of public administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh.”

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