Calvert County just hired its first deputy county administrator: former MACo President
and Calvert County Commissioner Wilson Parran. Parran begins work on January 30, reporting to Calvert County Administrator Terry Shannon.
Parran served as county commissioner from 2002 to 2010 and as commissioners’ president for four years. He previously served as the assistant secretary for mission support at Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources and as Deputy Secretary of Administration & Operations for the Maryland Department of Transportation. In November 2013, he was inducted into the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland’s Philanthropy Hall of Fame for epitomizing “the best of community, leadership and philanthropy.” In 2013, thebaynet.com stated of Parran:
The Calvert County resident is the only person in Maryland who has served as President of the Maryland Association of Boards of Education (MABE), where he received the Charles E. Willis Leadership Award (2007), President of the Maryland State Board of Education (MSBE) and President of the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo), where he received the Marilyn Praisner Public Service Award in 2010. Parran in accepting the award said, “It is very important to give back.”
SoMdNews quotes County Administrator Terry Shannon:
I am very excited about him coming on board. I think he is a wonderful addition to our team and will have a positive influence on our organization. …
We had exceptional candidates. What made him rise to the top was his depth and breadth of experience. He has been in the corporate world and in government. He is a strong leader and has a strong work ethic and is very articulate.