Amanda Smith, the chief spokeswoman for Mayor Catherine E. Pugh, said she has taken a new role in the city administration’s minority business office.
In an email late Friday, Smith said she had accepted a promotion to a role with the Mayor’s Office of Small, Minority and Women Owned Business Development. It was not immediately clear what Smith’s role in the office is.
“The greatest reward is to work side by side with you in moving Baltimore forward, and I am grateful also to Mayor Pugh for providing me with an opportunity to apply my abilities to help the city that I love so dearly, prosper,” Smith wrote in the email to her colleagues.
She is the second spokesperson to leave the job since November, when Anthony McCarthy left to found a church and run the NAACP’s Baltimore chapter.
Since then, the city has not had a director of communications.
McCarthy and Smith were both holdovers from the administration of Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
The new spokesman for the mayor’s office is Deputy Press Secretary James E. Bentley II. He joined the mayor’s office in July and works as a contractor.
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