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County Executive Laura Neuman Appoints Christopher J. Phipps, P.E. as Acting Director of Department of Public Works

Publish Date: 06/28/2013
County Executive Laura Neuman Appoints Christopher J. Phipps, P.E. as Acting Director of Department of Public Works
 
Brings 18 years of experience in the department
 
Annapolis, Maryland (June 28, 2013) — Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman today named Christopher J. Phipps, P.E. as Acting Director of the Department of Public Works.
 
“Chris brings years of extensive experience and in depth knowledge of the department and County to his role as Acting Director,” said County Executive Neuman. “I am confident that he will be an effective leader and will continue to maintain the high standards of service in the department.”
 
Phipps has worked for the Department of Public Works, Bureau of Engineering for 18 years, the last 11 years as Deputy Director.   He is responsible for the execution of the County’s $2.9 billion Capital Improvement Program that includes all infrastructure and Recreation and Parks projects in the County.  Phipps also led the Bureau of Engineering’s responsibilities to conduct hydraulic modeling and watershed analysis and land use planning.  
 
Phipps holds a degree in civil engineering from Virginia Tech and is a registered professional engineer in the State of Maryland.
 
Public Works Director Ron Bowen announced his retirement earlier this month which is effective June 30, 2013.  
 
“I want to thank Ron for his outstanding service over the last 30 years,” said County Executive Neuman.  “Ron has been an effective leader in DPW and shaped the department into a superior service delivery agency.  I wish him well in his retirement.”
 
Phipps’ appointment begins July 1, 2013.
 
Chris Phipps


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