From Harford County government:
Harford County Executive David R. Craig has announced his choice for members of his Cabinet as he begins his second four-year term in office. Among the Cabinet selections are a new Director of Administration, a new Treasurer and finally a new Director of the Department of Community Services. All other Cabinet offices remained unchanged.
“I am delighted to announce that I have chosen Mary Chance to serve as the Director of Administration as well as Beth Hendrix to serve as Director of the Department of Community Services,” County Executive Craig stated. “Additionally we are pleased to announce the appointment of Kathryn L. Hewitt as Harford County Treasurer,” Craig remarked.
Chance began her career with Harford County Government in March of 1987 and has served in a number of positions with the county, most recently as Director of the Department of Community Services.
Beth Hendrix has worked in Harford County Government for the past twelve and one-half years, all with the Department of Community Services. She has served as the Deputy since 2003.
During her career with the Department of Community Services, Hendrix has served as a liaison with agencies within and outside of government of community related issues. She was also responsible for implementing a county-wide grant administration process for tracking all grant requests and funding from departments and agencies of county government.
In addition to her work with county government, Mrs. Hendrix is active on various boards and associations and is intimately involved in the community. Among civic work Mrs. Hendrix participates in are the United Way of Central Maryland, Community Partnership Board; the Susquehanna Professional Association of Non-profits; and the Bel Air Downtown Alliance, Economic Restructuring Committee.
Mrs. Hendrix education includes a Masters of Arts in Business and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She is also a Class of 2000 graduate from the Harford Leadership Academy.
Hewitt, a resident of the Kingsville area in Baltimore County, most recently served as the Deputy Chief of Treasury with the Office of Finance in Prince George’s County. Prior to that, Mrs. Hewitt served as the Cash and Investment Manager with of the Office of Finance for Prince George’s County. Additionally she has worked in Anne Arundel County Government, as well as the banking industry.
Hewitt received her Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Loyola College in 1978. She received a Bachelor of Science degree 1973 from the University of Maryland at College Park. Additionally Hewitt is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Public Finance Officer and a Certified Cash Manager.
Mrs. Hewitt is actively involved in various professional and civic organizations, including the Governor Finance Officers Association (GFOA) where she currently serves as a member of the Executive Board and the Maryland Government Finance Officers Association (MDGFOA) where she is also a member of the Board of Directors. Also, for the past eight years, Mrs. Hewitt has served on the advisory board for the Maryland Local Government Investment Pool.
“I am thrilled to be considered for Treasurer of Harford County. I look forward to continuing the excellent financial management that has been achieved by prior treasurers. Over the years I have had the opportunity to work with many fine Harford County Government employees on various government finance officer boards and committee and look forward to the work with them to maintain solid financial management for our taxpayers,” Mrs. Hewitt stated.
Rounding out the County Executive’s Cabinet nominees are the following:
Aaron Tomarchio – Chief of Staff
Robert McCord – County Attorney
Scott T. Gibson – Director of Human Resources
Robert Cooper – Director, Department of Public Works
Deborah Henderson – Director, Department of Procurement
Arden McClune – Director, Department of Parks and Recreation
Pete Gutwald – Director, Planning and Zoning
Richard Lynch – Director, Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits
Shawn Kingston – Director, Housing Agency
James Richardson – Director, Office of Economic Development
Cabinet nominees must be confirmed by the Harford County Council. Council action is anticipated at their meeting on January 18, 2011.