County Executive Steve Schuh Finalizes New Administration; Appoints Rick Napolitano Director of Information Technology
Annapolis, MD (January 5, 2015) – In the final appointment of his new administration, County Executive Steve Schuh today announced the selection of Rick Napolitano, former Chief Information Officer at the nationally recognized information management company ARINC, as new county Director of Information Technology.
“Rick is the best person to ensure we are delivering government services efficiently and effectively,” said Schuh. “His private sector experience and commitment to excellence will put our county at the forefront of the digital revolution.”
Since 2007, Rick Napolitano has served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for ARINC, an information management company. In that role, he oversaw the management of all ARINC’s corporate technologies. Napolitano has graduate business degrees from both the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and Johns Hopkins University.
“Rick is the final member of a new administration already working hard each day for the people of Anne Arundel County,” said Schuh. “With my cabinet in place, we can move forward immediately in making our county the best place to live, work and start a business in Maryland.”
The appointment of Napolitano represents the final appointment in the new Schuh administration, where officials have more than 150 years experience in county government.
Of the at-will appointments made by the County Executive, seven officials have extensive experience in state government, and fourteen are re-appointments from the previous administration.
“Our team is a reflection of our county,” said Schuh. “We put together a diverse group of men and women of different backgrounds who represent the perfect mix of fresh ideas and needed experience.”
County Executive Steve Schuh was sworn in as 9th Anne Arundel County Executive on December 1st.