Kathleen Lewis Named Washington County Director of Business Development

Washington County has named Kathleen “Kassie” Lewis as the county’s new Director of Business Development. As reported in The Herald-Mail:

In her new role, Lewis will serve as the primary sales and development driver for the county and act as the staff liaison to the Economic Development Commission board.

Working under the director of Assistant County Administrator Sarah L. Sprecher, Lewis will manage department staff and be responsible for the development and implementation of strategic programs to encourage business relocation, retention and expansion in the county.

“We wanted the candidate with the strongest credentials to build upon the growth efforts already under way in our community and we’ve found that with this hire,” [Commissioner John F.] Barr said. “Kassie’s outside perspective will help in identifying fresh opportunities to advance economic development opportunities in Washington County citizens.”

Lewis previously worked for the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, most recently as manager of federal facilities.

For more information read the full article in the The Herald-Mail.