Ramos: City Solicitor
Judith Rodin announced last Wednesday that Vice President and
Chief of Staff Pedro A. Ramos, has been named City Solicitor
for the City of Philadelphia by Mayor John F. Street. Mr. Ramos
will assume his post as a member of the mayor's cabinet
on March 1.
Ramos, C '87, joined Dr. Rodin's staff in January 2002, coming from
Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, where he had been
a partner (Almanac December 4, 2001). At Penn, he has
played a key role in senior-level decision making, served as
a senior policy advisor on short-term and longer-range issues,
and managed the day-to-day operations of the president's office. "He
is a skilled manager with excellent judgment and a commitment
to the principles of education," Dr. Rodin said.
"I am very
proud of Pedro and pleased for the City. I am not surprised
that he has been called to public service or that he's answered
positively to the call. His legal, business, and civic experience
will serve the City of Philadelphia well," she added.
Vice President and General Counsel Wendy White will assume
of Chief of Staff upon Mr. Ramos' departure, Dr. Rodin said.