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Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III Announces Interim Leadership

This story comes to us from the Press Secretary of the Prince George’s County Executive:

Today Prince George’s County Executive, Rushern L. Baker, III made his first official decision as County Executive by announcing eight interim appointments and two permanent appointments of his senior staff and selected county agency heads.

Within County Executive Baker’s senior staff, P. Michael Errico, was named Acting Chief Administrative Officer and Bradford Seamon, Acting Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Gwen McCall was appointed as County Executive Baker’s Chief of Staff. Interim agency heads announced by County Executive Baker include Mark Bashoor – Acting Chief of Fire/EMS Department, Betty Hager Francis – Acting Director, Department of Housing and Community Development, Gail Francis – Acting Director, Office of Finance, Thomas Himler – Acting Director, Office of Management and Budget, Mark Magaw – Acting Chief of Police, and Samuel Wynkoop - Acting Director, Department of Environmental Resources.

Additionally, County Executive Baker named Stephanye Redd Maxwell, as Director of the Office of Human Resources Management. “While the Transition Committee continues an extensive search for the best possible applicants, reviews the current state of county agencies, and seeks best practices to deliver a more effective and efficient county government, these experienced and talented individuals will be able provide the expertise and leadership needed during this interim period of transition,” stated County Executive Baker.

All of the announced appointments of County Executive Baker, besides Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, require County Council approval.

“I am honored to have their service and confident these individuals will be able to provide the residents of Prince George’s County improved department and agency performance while we find the best permanent placements in these positions,” added County Executive Baker.