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Amy Brinton '01

Government Affairs Manager
Duquesne Light Company
“York College is where I first found my passion and love for politics/government. During my time at York, my educational experience, combined with the support and encouragement of the teaching staff, challenged me to be the best version of myself. As a result, I not only grew personally and educationally, but I developed and refined those skills that benefit me in my profession on a daily basis.”

Current City: Dover, PA

YCP Degree: BA Secondary Ed-Social Studies

Spartan Snapshots

  • Worked for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives where she developed and worked with elected officials to pass legislation that benefits Pennsylvania's veterans and emergency responders 
  • Currently the Government Affairs Manager for Duquesne Light Company, an electric distribution company that provides electricity to the greater Pittsburgh area, where she works on a variety of energy-related issues, including development and expansion of electric vehicles, community solar programs, and other issues related to a clean energy future
  • Previously served on the Dover Township Planning Commission and the Redevelopment Authority of the County of York
  • Currently elected to the Board of Directors for the Dover Area School District
  • Participates each spring in the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) Student Lobby Day and mentors Political Science students interested in learning about the world of lobbying
  • Member of the YCP Spartan Caucus – Caucus members are YCP alumni and friends working in and around Pennsylvania government, including legislators, lobbyists, staff, and advisors who meet with YCP experts on timely, relevant public policy subjects during the legislative session
  • Created, planned, and organized a Homerun Derby for several years, raising a total of approximately $40,000 for Keystone Warriors; created, planned, and organized Harrisburg Celebrity Bartender Night to benefit Emerge PA, raising approximately $30,000 with three Celebrity Bartender events.  Most recently, in 2018, raised $3,000 for HOPE, by running for Prom Queen for Adult Prom-A Night for Charity

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