For Immediate Release                                                                                   

December 29, 2011

Amy Paul, 414.278.5150
Contact: Jeff Bentoff, 414.278.5281

Abele Names Policy Expert Amber Moreen as Chief of Staff Abele Cites Moreen’s Background in Economics, Policy Analysis and Organizational Development

MILWAUKEE–County Executive Chris Abele on Thursday named policy analyst Amber Moreen as chief of staff.
The appointment of Moreen stems from Abele’s desire to make research and analysis the cornerstone for decision-making in county government, he said.

“Amber will greatly benefit my office and Milwaukee County taxpayers through her exceptional background and experience in developing sound public policy solutions based on research and data,” Abele said. “As chief of staff, she will help me build on a growing culture of rigorous and disciplined decision-making among department heads and all leadership throughout county government. I’m pleased to bring her skills and commitment to the task of building the most efficient and sustainable county we can and delivering the level of services that Milwaukeeans deserve.”

Moreen joined Milwaukee County government in July as senior policy advisor.  Moreen has expertise in organizational development and applied economics, as well as an extensive background in public policy analysis. She holds a PhD in Policy Analysis from Pardee Rand Graduate School, and her work experience includes the Argosy Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency and International Institute for Sustainable Development. Moreen has served on consulting committees for the UN, the World Bank, and other international organizations.