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CMU President Jahanian Named to Innamorato’s Transition Team

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Farnam Jahanian

Carnegie Mellon University President Farnam Jahanian(opens in new window) has been named to help lead the transition team for Sara Innamorato, who was elected as the next Allegheny County executive on Nov. 7.

Jahanian will serve as a co-chair on the talent committee alongside Robert Cherry, CEO of Partner4Work, and Jennifer Rafanan Kennedy, executive director of Pittsburgh United. According to a press release from Innamorato’s office, the committee will identify talented, diverse leaders for county government roles, helping fulfill Innamorato’s commitment to deliver housing, safety, opportunity and high-quality service for all residents.

“County Executive-elect Innamorato’s unwavering commitment to our region and its residents is clear. I welcome the opportunity to support the transition effort and to continue the important work of building a vibrant future for Allegheny County and the commonwealth,” Jahanian said.

On the same day as the announcement of Jahanian’s appointment to Innamorato’s transition team, first lady Jill Biden and acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su traveled to CMU’s facility at Mill 19 to convene members of a Pittsburgh Workforce Hub and announce commitments to create and expand opportunities for good-paying jobs for the region. 

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