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Meet the Executive Branch Staff

Diane Croghan

Chief of Staff

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Office of the County Executive

Arundel Center
44 Calvert Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 222-1390
Diane Croghan is responsible for overseeing the County Executive's executive staff and administrative departments such as law, constituent services and personnel. Prior to joining the administration, Diane served as a mission growth specialist for Anne Arundel County, Chief of Staff to the Maryland House of Delegates Republican Caucus and Regional Political Director for former Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. Diane attended the University of Maryland, College Park.
 

Mark Hartzell

Chief Administrative Officer

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Office of the County Executive

Arundel Center
44 Calvert Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 222-1074
Mark  D. Hartzell is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of County government and overseeing several departments related to public safety, land use and direct customer service. Prior to joining the Schuh administration, Mark served as Executive Vice President of Computershare, Inc., a global provider of financial services. Mark led the sales and marketing division and helped manage 4,000 employees. Mark also held leadership positions with J.P. Morgan Chase, Citibank and U.S. Bancorp. He is a graduate of Beloit College.

Bernie Marczyk

Government Affairs Officer

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Office of Government Relations

Arundel Center
44 Calvert Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 222-1226
Bernie Marczyk works closely with the Anne Arundel County Council and Maryland General Assembly to draft and advocate for legislation sponsored by the County Executive. Prior to joining the Schuh administration, Bernie worked for Ducks Unlimited for seven years as a lobbyist and conservation delivery manager.  Bernie also served as a legislative assistant to then-Congressman Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and then as a policy advisor for Governor Ehrlich focusing on agriculture, environment, natural resources, planning and transportation. 

Nancy Schrum

Constituent Services Officer

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Constituent Services

Arundel Center
44 Calvert Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 222-1527
Nancy Schrum oversees constituent services staff and special projects for the County Executive. She began her career in 1975 at Westinghouse Electric Corporation, followed by 17 years of service as Business Officer for a private school and four years as legislative aide to Councilman Derek Fink. Nancy’s service to the county includes 23 continuous years of community service with multiple non-profits supporting education and youth sports programs.  
 

Owen McEvoy

Public Information Officer

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Office of Public Information

Arundel Center
44 Calvert Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 222-1288
Owen McEvoy coordinates all day-to-day media relations and events. Prior to joining the Schuh Administration, he served in the Office of Press and Communications of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett. In this capacity, Owen served as the governor’s chief speechwriter and directed the communications efforts of the Pennsylvania departments of agriculture, military and veterans affairs, and state, as well as the Office of Inspector General. Owen is also a former aide to former Maryland Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and Villanova Law School.

Maria Casasco

Latino and Immigrant Relations Officer

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Office of the County Executive

Arundel Center
44 Calvert Street
Annapolis, MD 21012
(410) 222-1879
Maria Casasco is responsible for providing direction of programs and initiatives to support the success of immigrants and diverse communities and serves as a liason between the County Executive's Office and the multicultural community. Maria previously worked for the Anne Arundel County Department of Health to reduce health disparities in Hispanic American communities. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology from John F. Kennedy University in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
 

Amalie Brandenburg

Education Officer

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Office of County Executive

Arundel Center
44 Calvert Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 222-1885
Amalie Brandenburg is responsible for maintaining a close working relationship with our public schools, libraries and the community college. Prior to joining the Schuh administration, Amalie was a member of the Anne Arundel County Board of Education. She has a bachelor's degree in Engineering and a masters degree in Business Administration, both from the University of Maryland, College Park.
 

David Abrams

Broadcast and Electronic Media Officer

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Office of County Executive

Arundel Center
44 Calvert Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 222-1526

Dave Abrams is responsible for producing content and managing the County’s social media platforms, the cable television channel and studio operation, and the website. Prior to joining the Schuh administration, Dave served in several capacities in County government related to public relations and communications, including Public Information Officer and Special Assistant to the County Executive. Dave previously worked as a newspaper reporter for six years, most recently at The Capital (Annapolis). He holds a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s degree in English literature, both from the University of Maryland, College Park.

 

Arlene Berlin

Boards and Commissions Officer

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Office of the County Executive

Arundel Center
44 Calvert Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 222-1260
Arlene Berlin is responsible for staffing and membership of more than 50 boards and commissions that advise the County Executive. Prior to joining the county, Arlene was the only woman member of the Democratic National Committee’s board of directors, founder of the Eastport Business Association and a writer for Annapolis Magazine. She was also a partner in Communique, a Washington political firm, and owner of the Watermark Gallery in Annapolis. Arlene attended the University of Baltimore and George Washington University.
 

Ramond Robinson

Transportation Officer

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Heritage Complex

2664 Riva Road - 3rd Floor
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 222-3294
Ramond Robinson is responsible for leading mobility management strategies for Anne Arundel County Department of Transportation. In this role, Ramond maintains responsibility of improving multi-modal transportation networks that include regional transportation, transit, traffic, bicycle, and pedestrian system for planning, coordination. Prior to joining the Anne Arundel County, Ramond has worked in transportation in North Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia. Ramond holds a Bachelor in Environmental Sciences and Geography and a Masters in Geography from North Carolina Central University.
 

Derek Matthews

Community and Minority Outreach Officer

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Office of the County Executive

Arundel Center
44 Calvert Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 222-1095
Derek Matthews works on several special projects, including improving diversity in the County workforce and facilitating strong relationships with community organizations as well as interest groups. Derek comes from a diverse law enforcement career in the private sector, local, and at the senior federal government level. He previously served as Assistant Police Chief for the City of Glenn Arden Maryland, and Tactical Supervisor (SST/VIPER) at the Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff. 
 

Sandy Smolnicky

Grants Officer

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Office of County Executive

Arundel Center
44 Calvert Street
Annapolis, MD, MD 21401
(410) 222-1220

Sandy Smolnicky serves as the County Grants Officer for the County Executive.  Her life’s work has been dedicated to developing the administration, management and growth of community programs of all sizes and legal structures in child welfare, juvenile justice, housing, mental health and substance abuse.  Sandy has managed and written grants since 1989. Sandy has a Masters of Arts in Education from Union Theological Seminary in New York, a Bachelor of Arts in Literature from SUNY College at Purchase and holds a Paralegal Certificate from Anne Arundel Community College.

 
 

Alanna Dennis

Compliance Officer

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Office of County Executive

Arundel Center
44 Calvert Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 222-1390
Alanna W. Dennis is responsible for promoting diversity and inclusion in County government. She processes and facilitates internal human resource complaints throughout County government. She will also institute an internal, recurring diversity training program for the County employees. Alanna has a master's degree in business from Johns Hopkins University and a law degree from the University of Texas. She has more than a decade of experience investigating and mediating discrimination complaints and formerly served as an Assistant Maryland Attorney General.