Following a national search, Frederick County Executive Jessica Fitzwater appointed Dan Lewis as the County’s Chief Financial Officer, effective May 20. Mr. Lewis, currently serving as deputy director of the Division of Finance, steps into the CFO role as outgoing CFO Lori Depies retires at the end of the month.
“Dan is a dynamic leader who brings decades of experience and thoroughly understands Frederick County’s finances,” County Executive Fitzwater said. “It’s exciting to see one of our own employees rise to the top of a national search. I am confident Dan will excel as our next CFO.”
Mr. Lewis began his career with Frederick County Government as a high school intern and, over the past 22 years, has worked in progressively higher positions, including manager of the Treasury Department. A Certified Public Finance Officer, he is an active member of the Government Finance Officers Association, co-chairing the MDGFOA Tax Affinity Group.
In addition, Mr. Lewis leads the Frederick County Munis User Group. He participates in the Government Alliance on Race & Equity, the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, and the FCG Employee Retirement and Deferred Compensation committees. He also chaired the American Rescue Plan Act Project Review Committee, which evaluated requests for grants from Frederick County’s $50.4 million federal allocation.
Mr. Lewis earned a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of Maryland Global Campus and an Associate of Science in Business Management from Frederick Community College.