Lehigh County native Dana Fritz is Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro’s chief of staff.
Fritz, who grew up in Coplay and graduated from Temple University, has worked with Shapiro for nearly a decade.
Fritz has extensive experience in government, including as deputy chief of staff in the Office of Attorney General, where she helped the office take on powerful interests on behalf of all Pennsylvanians, Shapiro’s office said.
In her new role, Fritz will oversee the Office of the Governor and serve as the governor’s top advisor and staffer. In addition to supporting Shapiro, Fritz will work to build a diverse, experienced, and talented team to help Shapiro and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Austin Davis carry out their top priorities and serve the people of Pennsylvania, Shapiro’s office said.
“I’ve worked with Dana Fritz for a decade – she’s an incredibly talented leader and committed public servant. She has been my most trusted advisor for years, helping me serve the people as Pennsylvania’s Attorney General and leading my campaign team to historic victories,” Shapiro said. “Dana’s leadership skills, knowledge of the Commonwealth, and sharp instincts are unmatched – and I have complete confidence in her ability to lead our administration and help move Pennsylvania forward.”
“It is the honor of a lifetime to serve our Commonwealth as Governor-Elect Shapiro’s chief of staff and help lead this administration that will work every single day to deliver for all Pennsylvanians,” Fritz said. “I am humbled by this opportunity – and I look forward to building a hard-working, capable administration that represents our commonwealth as we work to grow an economy that works for all, ensure every child receives a quality education, and make communities across Pennsylvania safer.”
After graduating from Temple University, Fritz worked for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party and Sen. Bob Casey’s 2012 re-election campaign. Following that campaign, she took a job managing finance and political efforts for then-Montgomery County Commissioner Shapiro.
Fritz became deputy campaign manager and finance director on Shapiro’s 2016 campaign for Attorney General.
She then worked in the Office of Attorney General for three years as deputy chief of staff and communications director, leading public-facing efforts around the Catholic Church investigation, UPMC/Highmark dispute, lawsuits against the Trump Administration, and more.