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Title: Olszewski Appoints County Administrative Officer

Stacy L. Rodgers becomes first African-American appointed to the position

TOWSON, MD — County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced the appointment of Stacy L. Rodgers as the County Administrative Officer. The C.A.O. is a critical leadership position in County government, responsible for directing the County’s day-to-day operations, including overseeing the work of all County agencies. Rodgers brings with her a broad range of management experience in both the private and public sectors.

She has more than 28 years of experience in working with federal, state, and local government agencies and non-profit organizations. Rodgers has successfully designed and implemented innovative human service programs and initiatives for municipal and state agencies. Most recently, Rodgers served as the Director of the Baltimore City Department of Social Services (BCDSS), the largest of the Maryland Department of Human Services local departments serving more than 245,000 individuals and families annually. She oversaw the agency’s portfolio of programs, including adult services, child welfare services, and financial assistance programs.

Previously, Rodgers served as the Senior Advisor to the Deputy Commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA) during the Obama Administration. In December 2014, Rodgers became SSA’s Chief of Staff, providing oversight for day to day operations for the agency’s more than 64 thousand member staff, 1,400 field and hearing offices nationwide, and 12 billion operating budget. She has also served as the Deputy Director for Program Operations at the District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency, and in a variety of roles at the Maryland Department of Human Resources.

Rodgers is a graduate of the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government Executive Leadership Institute, the National Forum for Black Public Administrators' (NFBPA) Mentor Program and Executive Leadership Institute. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Baltimore.

“Stacy is a proven and dynamic leader who I am excited to have join our team,” said Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski. “Her vast array of skills and leadership will assist us in building a better Baltimore County.”

Rodgers becomes second woman and first African-American to hold this position.

She will start her new job in April.

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Revised September 11, 2017