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County Executive Laura Neuman Appoints Karen Cook as Chief Administrative Officer

Publish Date: 04/10/2013


Cook brings local government experience and legal background
Annapolis (April 10, 2013) - Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman today announced the appointment of Karen L. Cook as Chief Administrative Officer.
“I am proud to announce the appointment of Karen Cook as Chief Administrative Officer,” County Executive Neuman said. “She will manage our day-to-day operations in providing management and oversight of key county offices, departments and agencies. With our top leadership structure in place we can now move forward in earnest on my agenda.”
Karen Cook formerly served as Director of the Legal Studies Institute at Anne Arundel Community College and was a member of the County Executive’s Evaluation Team. She holds a law degree from California Western School of Law and has served as federal compliance officer for the college since 2007. She also worked as an attorney in the Office of Law and as legislative aide to former Councilman William C. Mulford II.
Cook’s appointment is effective immediately and will allow John Hammond to return to his preferred position as Budget Officer, where he has served for 19 years.
“I owe much thanks to John Hammond for the excellent job he has done in so many roles to keep our government functioning effectively,” County Executive Neuman said. “I consider him a major asset to Anne Arundel County.”
AACO CAO Karen Cook

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