MACo is pleased to announce the hiring of Barbara Zektick, Esq., as Associate Director, a new member of MACo’s policy team. She joined the office staff today, and will be representing county governments on a wide range of policy issues – from fiscal and taxation topics to transportation.
Ms. Zektick has extensive background in both state and local government, and has served as a public sector advocate for years in Annapolis. She worked for Baltimore City government for more than five years, serving as policy advocate in state legislative matters, and then rising to leadership posts with the City’s Department of Transportation. She most recently served as the Department of Transportation’s General Counsel, where she oversaw and led a variety of efforts – legislative outreach, rights-of-way management, contracts and procurement, and legal advice.
Previously, Ms. Zektick worked for the Maryland Department for Transportation, initially piloting Transit Oriented Development efforts and legislation, and then moving into a more formal policy role in the Department’s Annapolis offices.
She has a J.D. from American University, and a bachelor of arts degree from the Johns Hopkins University.