Despite an Earlier Staff Exodus, D’Andrea Walker is Named Baltimore County’s Next Chief Administrator

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski has promoted a controversial figure as manager of the county’s day-to-day operations.

D’Andrea L. Walker, director of the Department of Public Works and Transportation, was named county administrative officer today by Olszewski, replacing Stacy Rodgers, who plans to retire next month.

As CAO, Walker will hold the top leadership position below the county executive, overseeing a $4.9 billion annual budget, more than 6,500 full-time employees and dozens of county departments.