Abby Armato

Abby Armato


Associate Manager of Strategic Projects


As the Associate Manager of Strategic Projects, Abby helps manage Main Street America’s growing cadre of strategic projects, including grant programs, revolving fund programs, and technical assistance programs. This consists of all federal, corporate, and foundation-sponsored programs, including the Inclusive Backing small business grant program, the Historic Commercial District Revolving Fund, the Main Street Façade Improvement Grant program, and the Disaster Preparedness and Resilience Program, among others. Abby also manages content generation in connection with these strategic projects.

Prior to serving as the Associate Manager of Strategic Projects, Abby was MSA’s Communications Coordinator. In this role, she responsible for communicating and amplifying Main Street America's programs and projects, as well as the work of local Main Street communities. This included the creation, curation, and management of MSA’s communications channels, including all social media accounts, email newsletters, and online blog. Before joining MSA in 2018, Abby was a freelance theatre artist focused on community-based theatre initiatives. She holds a B.A. in English and Drama from Kenyon College and a graduate-level certificate in Public Policy from Loyola University.