Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski has made two key personnel changes to his staff, hiring Rebecca Young as Deputy Administrative Officer and elevating Sevetra Peoples-Brown to Interim Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer.
Both personnel announcements reflect current and future vacancies. Drew Vetter, the current Deputy Administrative Officer, will serve his last day on July 15th. Troy Williams, the former Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, has assumed a similar position in Arlington, Texas.
Executive Olszewski commended Young and People-Brown in a press release:
“I’m thrilled that these talented and dedicated public servants will put their experience and passion to work on behalf of the residents and communities of Baltimore County,” Olszewski said.
“Rebecca brings a wealth of management experience and a deep knowledge of public safety issues and challenges to her new role, and we’re thrilled to have her join the team.”
He added, “Sevetra has been an invaluable member of our senior leadership team over the last three years, and I’m grateful that she will step into this new role and apply her considerable skills to the critical Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work.”
The County provided the following biographies for Young and Peoples-Brown:
Rebecca Young will serve as the Deputy Administrative Officer overseeing the County’s public safety agencies. Most recently, Young served for more than seven years as Executive Director of the Baltimore City Environmental Control Board, supervising a staff of 13 employees and managing a budget of more than $1.5 million. She has also served as a prosecutor with the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office, where she tried more than 120 cases. Young, who grew up in Dundalk, holds a B.S. from Longwood University and a J.D. from Mercer University.
Sevetra Peoples-Brown has served as a Special Assistant to County Administrative Officer Stacy Rodgers since 2019, where she has been intimately involved with all aspects of the day to day management of County business. Previously, she served as Special Assistant and Acting Chief of Staff to the Director of the Baltimore City Department of Social Services. She has also served in various roles at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Bureau of the Census and the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. Peoples-Brown holds a B.A. from Hampton University, an M.B.A from Strayer University and an M.P.H. from the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health.