For Immediate Release:
November 20, 2018

For more information, contact:
John Erzen, II
Communications Director


LARGO, MD – Prince George’s County Executive–Elect Angela Alsobrooks announced the first two appointments to her cabinet today with Major Riddick being named Interim Chief Administrative Officer and Joy Arnold-Russell named Chief of Staff. Riddick is expected to serve as CAO during the early months of the Administration while a nationwide search is conducted to find a permanent selection.

“Major and Joy bring 45 years of combined service in local government and I am honored that they have agreed to serve in these roles,” Alsobrooks said. “Their ingenuity and leadership experiences will help us ensure that our government is working strategically and efficiently to serve our citizens.”

Riddick spent 17 years in county government, working in the areas of budget and finance and eventually rising through the ranks to serve as Chief Administrative Officer under County Executive Parris Glendenning and later as Chief of Staff when Glendening was elected Governor. While working in the Glendenning Administration, Riddick was responsible for the day-to-day operations of state government and he was the driving force behind the Administration’s efforts to make Maryland a true digital state by making technology available to every resident.

Arnold-Russell began her government career in the administration of former District of Columbia Mayor Anthony Williams, where she served as Deputy Chief of Staff. During her tenure, she was a leader in the development and management of the trailblazing citizen engagement initiative, Neighborhood Action. Additionally, she also established the Office of LGBTQ Affairs and the Office of Asian Affairs. She has also held leadership positions at the National Capital Revitalization Corporation and the United Way of the National Capital Area where she served as the Senior Vice President for Community Impact and managed a $2.5 million social investment budget.

Alsobrooks plans to announce additional cabinet appointments in the days leading up to the Inauguration Ceremony on December 3rd.