July 12, 2022 Baltimore County

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski today made the following personnel announcements:

•    Rebecca Young (formerly Rebecca Woods) has been named Deputy Administrative Officer
•    Sevetra Peoples-Brown has been named Interim Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

“I’m thrilled that these talented and dedicated public servants will put their experience and passion to work on behalf of the residents and communities of Baltimore County,” Olszewski said.

Rebecca Young will serve as the Deputy Administrative Officer overseeing the County’s public safety agencies. Most recently, Young served for more than seven years as Executive Director of the Baltimore City Environmental Control Board, supervising a staff of 13 employees and managing a budget of more than $1.5 million. She has also served as a prosecutor with the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office, where she tried more than 120 cases. Young, who grew up in Dundalk, holds a B.S. from Longwood University and a J.D. from Mercer University.

“Rebecca brings a wealth of management experience and a deep knowledge of public safety issues and challenges to her new role, and we’re thrilled to have her join the team,” Olszewski said.

Young succeeds Deputy Administrative Officer Drew Vetter, whose last day with the County will be Friday, July 15.

“Drew has been an incredible asset to Baltimore County over the last three and a half years, helping to manage the work of the County with the highest degree of professionalism and integrity, and the County is better because of his service. We wish him the very best in his next steps,” Olszewski said.

Sevetra Peoples-Brown has served as a Special Assistant to County Administrative Officer Stacy Rodgers since 2019, where she has been intimately involved with all aspects of the day to day management of County business. Previously, she served as Special Assistant and Acting Chief of Staff to the Director of the Baltimore City Department of Social Services. She has also served in various roles at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Bureau of the Census and the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. Peoples-Brown holds a B.A. from Hampton University, an M.B.A from Strayer University and an M.P.H. from the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health.

“Sevetra has been an invaluable member of our senior leadership team over the last three years, and I’m grateful that she will step into this new role and apply her considerable skills to the critical Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work,” Olszewski said.

Peoples-Brown will serve as Interim Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer following the departure of Troy Williams.

“Troy was the first ever person to hold the important role of Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, and he was instrumental in helping to ensure the County considers equity in all decision-making,” Olszewski said. “We wish him the best in his new role.”