Wicomico County Announces Several Key Leadership Appointments

Wicomico County Executive Julie GiordanoWicomico County Executive Julie Giordano is pleased to announce appointments for Director of Administration, Director of Emergency Services, and Director of the Department of Human Resources.

Thomas “Bunky” Luffman, Jr. has been appointed to the Director of Administration. He was confirmed on January 3, 2023. Mr. Luffman began working at Wicomico County after serving as the Director of Legislation and Constituent Service at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Before that he was Intergovernmental Affairs Representative for the Office of the Governor among other State of Maryland positions. Mr. Luffman earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of Maryland Global Campus. He is also a Fellow at the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance, University of Maryland School of Public Policy. In earlier years Mr. Luffman was a Constituent Liaison in the office of Congressman Andy Harris, served as Deputy Mayor for the Town of Delmar, Chairman of Delmar’s Planning and Zoning Commission, and previously worked for the City of Salisbury as a Water and Wastewater Operator. Mr. Luffman is a native of Wicomico County and a graduate of Delmar High School. He has built a career in public service, working in local, state, and federal government along the way.

Lorenzo Cropper has been appointed as Director of Emergency Services. Cropper has an extensive background in the fire and emergency services having served 25 years in many different capacities. He has been employed with Wicomico County for more than 11 years in the Emergency Services Department. Mr. Cropper has an A.A.S Emergency Medical Services from Wor-Wic Technical Community College. He has a well-rounded background in both emergency management and emergency services.

Donna P. O’Hara has been appointed as the Director of the Department of Human Resources. The Wicomico County Council confirmed O’Hara’s appointment during its January 3rd County Council meeting. Mrs. O’Hara, a life-long resident of Wicomico County, comes from a family of small business entrepreneurs in our local community. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Respiratory Care in 1992 and her Master’s in Education and Psychology in 1995, both from Salisbury University. Ms. O’Hara spent her early career as a Respiratory Care Practitioner, supervisor, and manager serving several of our local health care organizations while also teaching for SU. In 2001, she left the health care field to become a local small business owner where she served as Vice President and Human Resource Administrator for 14 years. Ms. O’Hara became a Certified Human Resource Professional in 2019 through the Society for Human Resource Management and earned her SHRM Senior Certified Human Resource Professional credential in February, 2020. She comes to the County most recently from the Village of Hope, where she served as President and CEO. Mrs. O’Hara lives in Salisbury with her husband, and has two adult sons who live in Wicomico County as well