New Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker continued his overhaul of the Prince George’s County government as he announced new changes at the top of several county departments.

Baker named Douglas A. Brown to the deputy chief administrative officer position, Glenda R. Wilson as senior advisor to the county executive, Lisa Jackson as director of Intergovernmental Affairs, and Brian R. Moe was appointed acting director of Homeland Security.

Brown has over 15 years of experience working with the Prince George’s County government as a former budget director, deputy budget director, and Management Analysis Division chief. This will be his second stint as deputy chief administrative officer.

Jackson has vast experience working in different government capacities throughout the state. For the past four years, she’d been working as the Deputy Legislative Officer for Gov. Martin O’Malley. The previous five years were spent as associate general counsel for the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Moe, a former state delegate, has served in several capacities. He’s a life member of the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department and has served as chief and chairman of the board during his tenure. For the past four years, he’s been the deputy secretary of state. Moe is the only appointee who needs Prince George’s County Council approval.

Wilson, like Brown, also has extensive experience working in the county’s government. She’s been senior advisor and chief of staff for former County Executive Wayne Curry; community affairs liaison for the Prince George’s County Police Department and legislative liaison for former Prince George’s County Councilman Floyd E. Wilson Jr. For the past eight years, Wilson has held private sector jobs.

The four new appointees bring a credibility factor that Baker says will go a long way.

“Each of these talented individuals brings a wealth of expertise and leadership in their respected fields, and I am confident that they will help us build a more effective, efficient and responsive county government to our residents,” Baker said in a statement.

On Baker’s first day of office, he announced changes to 10 positions at the head of the county’s government. He has maintained that his government would be transparent in all its actions and created the Prince George’s County Government Accountability, Compliance, and Integrity (ACI) Task Force to prove that point on Dec. 13.

 

George Barnette

Special to the AFRO