Calvert Appoints New Director of Communications

Today the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announced the appointment of David Fitz as the county government director of the Department of Communications & Media Relations.

Fitz takes the position vacated by Linda Vassallo after she was appointed Deputy County Administrator in June. Prior to joining Calvert County government Fitz held a variety of public relations positions including most recently as a Public Affairs Officer at the FBI Baltimore Field Office.

“Dave’s background in strategic communications makes him an excellent choice to lead the Department of Communications & Media Relations going forward,” said BOCC President Kelly McConkey. “We are confident his leadership skills and experience will be an asset to the board and county citizens.”

“During the past several months, Dave has shown that his level of expertise and collaborative approach make him an ideal fit for this position,” said County Administrator Mark Willis. “I look forward to seeing him take on this new challenge.”

From the press release:

Fitz is a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he served as a journalist/public affairs officer. Some of his notable tours were with the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron (the Blue Angels), the Amphibious Assault Ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) where he served as the first Navy public affairs officer on the scene after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast and a tour on board the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt homeported in Norfolk, Virginia. Fitz holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Excelsior College, a master’s degree in leadership and management from Webster University and an MBA with a concentration in sports management from Columbia Southern University.