Tina Campbell has been appointed Lancaster city government’s new director of administrative services, City Hall announced Tuesday.
A graduate of Eastern Mennonite University, Campbell joined city government in February 2022 as its community development fund manager. In that role, she has overseen a doubling of the amount of grant funding the city has under management.
She previously worked at Everence and at Assets, the small business and economic development nonprofit. She joined Assets in 2015 as director of development, was co-executive director for 3 1/2 years, and served as sole CEO for a little over a year.
“Tina Campbell’s exceptional track record in both financial and not-for-profit sectors speaks volumes about her ability to navigate complex challenges and deliver sustainable results. We are confident that her forward-thinking approach and extensive experience make her the ideal candidate to lead our Department of Administrative Services,” Mayor Danene Sorace said in a statement.
Campbell succeeds Patrick Hopkins, who retired in June after serving in the administrations of Sorace, Rick Gray and Janice Stork.
Another former Assets CEO, Jess King, served as Sorace’s chief of staff for the past 4 1/2 years. King left City Hall last week to become the first executive director of The Steinman Institute for Civic Engagement, a nonprofit created as part of public broadcaster WITF’s acquisition of LNP, the flagship newspaper owned by the Steinman family.
Campbell’s appointment is subject to approval by City Council, with a vote scheduled for council’s upcoming meeting Sept. 12.
She received a warm reception at council’s committee meeting Tuesday evening. “I can’t think of a better person than Tina,” Council President Amanda Bakay said.
“It’s really a great fit,” Sorace said.