The Montgomery County Commissioners unanimously approved the appointment of Lee Soltysiak as Chief Clerk and Chief Operating Officer of Montgomery County, to replace outgoing Chief Operating Officer Lauren Lambrugo. Soltysiak had served with Lambrugo for six years as Deputy Chief Operating Officer, since January of 2012.
“I cannot think of a more qualified individual to take the reins following Ms. Lambrugo than Mr. Lee Soltysiak. During his six years as Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Lee has been an integral part of every major strategic decision and brings great intelligence, skill, and integrity to this work. I anticipate a seamless transition and know the county will benefit greatly from his leadership,” said Dr. Val Arkoosh, Chair, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, in a press release.
Soltysiak will take the position after Lambrugo’s last day on Jan. 12. After six years of leading the county team, Lambrugo is moving on to become Chief Operating Officer of Public Health Management Corporation in Philadelphia.
“Lee has been an integral member of our senior staff for six years, and he is the best person to take over as Chief Operating Officer,” said Ken Lawrence Jr., Vice Chair, Montgomery County Commissioners. “His leadership has already been apparent as he played a key role in strategic decisions that have made Montgomery County a better place to live and work.” Before coming into his role at Montgomery County, Soltysiak had experience in government and as a small business owner.
“The board voted unanimously to make Lee the next Chief Operating Officer of Montgomery County. I look forward to a smooth transition and expect increased transparency in county government under Lee’s leadership,” said Commissioner Joe Gale.
“Over the last six years, I have been fortunate to be part of the Montgomery County family as this administration has worked hard to get our fiscal house in order, invest in our infrastructure and the people that make Montgomery County what it is,” Soltysiak said. “I look forward to the transition and continuing the progress the county has made.”