County Executive Pittman Appoints Ben Birge to Lead Economic Development, Makes Other Leadership Changes

Ben-BirgeAnne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman has tapped Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Ben Birge to serve as the President/CEO for the county’s Economic Development Corporation and Deputy CAO for land use Matt Power to serve as the new Chief CAO. 

Additionally, Pittman has appointed Kai Boggess-de Bruin to serve as Chief of Staff. Boggess-de Bruin previously served as Deputy CAO for Health. She replaces Jennifer Purcell who will focus on priority projects for the County Executive in her new role.

Eye on Annapolis reports:

“Ben makes big things happen,” said County Executive Pittman. “Over the past 19 months, he created ArundelStat and its Open Arundel web portal, installed impressive deputies to oversee land use and health and human services, and built a team of department heads that has delivered an unprecedented quality and quantity of service to this county. Now, as President/CEO of Economic Development, Ben will do for our economy what he’s done for our government. He will Build Back Better from this pandemic, not just to drive growth in our tax base, but to improve the lives of our residents.”

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As expected, County Executive names CAO to head Economic Development (Eye on Annapolis)