Flourtown, PA– Treasurer-Elect Joe Torsella announced today that Gwen Camp will join the Pennsylvania Treasury as his Chief of Staff on January 17, 2017.
“Gwen has spent her career serving the people of Pennsylvania and the United States,” said Torsella. “She stands ready to work with me to bring the highest standards of ethics, accountability and transparency to the Treasury and is committed to finding ways that the Treasury can make a real difference in the lives of Pennsylvanians.”
Currently, Camp serves as the State Director for United States Senator Bob Casey, leading the Senator’s outreach efforts to constituents and stakeholder groups across the Commonwealth. Prior to serving with Senator Casey, Camp was appointed by President Obama to the Senior Executive Service as the Director of Individual and Community Preparedness at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the US Department of Homeland Security. Her first Presidential Appointment was as the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, responsible for FEMA’s state, local, tribal and territorial interactions on disasters including in Joplin, MO; Tuscaloosa, AL and New York, NY.
Camp has held positions in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the United States House of Representatives, in addition to previous Senate work. She has run political and advocacy campaigns on the federal, state and local levels in Pennsylvania and workshops in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and Latin America.
About Treasurer-Elect Joe Torsella
Pennsylvania Treasurer-Elect Joe Torsella has spent his life in public service making public institutions more efficient, more transparent, and more innovative. As Ambassador to the United Nations for UN Management and Reform from 2011 to 2014, Torsella was the architect and chief public spokesperson for the U.S.-led reform of the UN’s $36 billion system. As Deputy Mayor of Philadelphia, Torsella helped Ed Rendell close a $1.25 billion deficit. Torsella was the founding CEO of the National Constitution Center, helping it go from virtual bankruptcy to national treasure. A former Rhodes Scholar and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Torsella has served on several corporate boards, led Philadelphia’s bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, and was a Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Public Policy at Drexel University in 2014 and 2015.
Torsella won the November 2016 race for Pennsylvania State Treasurer by the largest margin of any statewide candidate.
About Pennsylvania Treasury
The Pennsylvania Treasury is an independent department of state government led by the State Treasurer, who is elected every four years. The department’s primary duty is to safeguard and manage the state’s public funds. It invests state money to generate income on behalf of the citizens of Pennsylvania, reviews and processes payments for state government agencies, and serves as custodian of more than $100 billion in state funds. Key Treasury programs include Unclaimed Property, PA 529 College Savings Program and the Board of Finance and Revenue. To learn more visit patreasury.gov.