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Meet Anthony

Anthony Amore lives in Swampscott, where he has raised two children. His eldest, a junior at Suffolk University, attended Swampscott’s public schools.  His younger daughter is a junior at Swampscott high school, where she is active in band and theater.

Anthony has dedicated more than a quarter-century of his life to public service. He currently works in the nonprofit sector as the Director of Security and Chief Investigator at the storied Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. His work has been praised in books, national publications, and on numerous national and international broadcasts and documentaries.

Anthony is also serving his second term as a Town Meeting member and previously served on the Swampscott Historical Commission.

Anthony’s background in, and understanding of, public safety issues is extensive. After serving as an officer with the U.S. Immigration Service and as a Special Agent with the Federal Aviation Administration’s Security Division, he was appointed as Assistant Federal Security Director with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration. His mission included rebuilding security at Logan Airport after the attacks of 9/11. 

Anthony has been twice nominated for a Service to America Medal and is the recipient of numerous awards from the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, and Transportation. 

In addition to his professional achievements, Anthony earned a Master in Public Administration from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in English from the University of Rhode Island. Anthony is a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia, and has completed professional programs at Harvard in Leadership and National Security.

An acclaimed author, Anthony has written two national bestsellers: Stealing Rembrandts and The Art of the Con. He is a columnist for The Observer and has written opinion pieces for numerous publications including the New York Times and the Boston Herald. He is a frequent guest on national and international network television, including BBC, CNN, CBS, NPR, and other outlets.