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Amato named president of ABAG

celeste amatoCeleste Amato has been named president of The Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers.

Amato spent 18 years in the Baltimore City government, most recently in entrepreneurial positions as architect of, and media and communications director for, the Cleaner Greener Initiative and the Baltimore’s conversion to single stream recycling and One PLUS ONE curbside waste collection.

Amato succeeds Betsy Nelson, who announced her retirement in April after 22 years as president.

Celeste succeeds Betsy Nelson, president since 1990, who announced her retirement in April. “I am excited to pass the torch to Celeste and to support her leadership in the years to come” said Nelson.

Amato will begin her tenure at ABAG on December 3.