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County Executive Baker Appoints Deputy Chief Administrative Officer & Acting Director of OMB
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County Executive Baker Appoints Deputy Chief Administrative Officer & Acting Director of OMB

 

The following information was sent to us by Scott L. Peterson:

 

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker recently appointed Thomas M. Himler and Terri Bacote-Charles to lead the County’s budget and finance operations.  Himler will serve as Deputy Chief Administrative Officer (DCAO) for Budget, Finance, and Administration and Bacote-Charles as Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget replacing Himler.

 

Himler, who will oversee the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Finance, and Office of Central Services served as Director of the Office of Management and Budget from December 2010 to 2011.  In his new role, Himler will also serve as a liaison to the Board of Elections, Board of License Commissioners, Cable Television Commission, and Minority Business Opportunities Commission.  He replaces Bradford Seamon, who was promoted to Acting Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) in October. 

 

Terri Bacote-Charles will replace Himler as Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget and will have responsibility for budget formulation, fiscal control, program/project control and evaluation, and management and policy analysis. Under Section 802 of the County Charter, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget is responsible to the County Executive for assisting in the preparation of the annual Current Expense and Capital Budgets of the County and advising upon any request for County funds and revenue needs. In addition, the office studies budget execution and the efficiency of agencies' organization, methods and procedures, and prepares related reports.

In accordance to Section 322 of the County Charter, Ms. Bacote-Charles is subject to confirmation by the Prince George’s County Council.

Biographies of Himler and Bacote-Charles:

 

Thomas M. Himler

Thomas M. Himler was appointed as Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Budget, Finance, and Administration in December 2011.  Between December 2010 and December 2011, Mr. Himler served as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, where he oversaw the development and implementation of a $3 billion operating budget and a $2 billion capital improvement program.  He has over 20 years of State and local government finance experience. 

 

Prior to his return to Prince George’s County government, Mr. Himler was the Managing Member of the Municipal Group, LLC, a public advisory firm between August 2006 and December 2010.  He also served as a member of the Prince George’s Hospital Authority (2008-2010).  Mr. Himler has also served as Director, Office of Management and Budget, for Prince George’s County between June 2003 and August 2006.  He joined the County in 1999 as a legislative analyst in the Office of the County Executive before becoming the Associate Budget Director in July 2001.  Prior to that, he worked as a legislative analyst for the Mayor’s Office of State Relations in Baltimore City and as a policy analyst for the Department of Legislative Services in the Maryland General Assembly. 

 

Mr. Himler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from West Virginia University and a Master’s of Professional Accountancy degree from West Virginia University.  He lives in Bowie with his wife and three daughters.

 

Terri Bacote-Charles

Terri Bacote-Charles was named Acting Director, Office of Management and Budget in December 2011.  She served as the Deputy Director, Office of Management and Budget between January 2011 and December 2011, and previously from August 2003 to August 2006.  During her tenure, she was responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of $3 billion operating budget and a $2 billion capital improvement program. 

 

Mrs. Bacote-Charles also has served as Director, Budget and Management Services, for the Prince George’s County Public Schools between August 2006 and April 2008.  Prior to that, she worked for the Maryland General Assembly as a Capital Budget Manager (2001-2003) and Senior Policy Analyst (1998-2001) for the Department of Legislative Services.  Her career has also included experiences with Baltimore County, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), United Mine Workers Health and Retirement Fund, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield – Federal Employees Program. 

 

Mrs. Bacote-Charles holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a Masters of Arts Degree in Public Policy from Duke University.  She has also attended Policy Institutes at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas.  She has resided in the County for over 40 years.

 

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