Charles County Administrator Mark Belton announced the appointment of Kelly Robertson-Slagle as the director of economic development for the county, effective Nov. 15.
Robertson-Slagle is scheduled to begin her new role with Charles County on November 15. Prior, she served as director for the Calvert County Department of Economic Development 2017-2021. Before that, she was the Maryland Small Business Development Center Network director.
A county press release announced the appointment:
Robertson-Slagle is a strategic leader with more than 25 years of extensive experience in planning, organizing, and implementing economic development functions from conception to completion. This includes working with new and expanding businesses and cultivating relationships between counties, the local business community, and economic development agencies at the state, regional, and federal levels.
“I am happy to welcome a life-long resident of Charles County to this position. With her credentials and knowledge of the Southern Maryland region, I am confident she will be an asset to the county’s economic development efforts,” said County Administrator Mark Belton.
Robertson-Slagle said, “I am both humbled and honored to return home and lead the dynamic and talented team of professionals at Charles County Department Economic Development. I look forward to working with the business community, local developers, brokers, and residents on development projects that complement the County’s existing businesses and continue distinguishing this community as an outstanding place to live and work.”
Notably, Roberson-Slagle holds a master’s certificate from the National Association of Counties High-Performance Leadership Academy.