Annapolis mayor appoints manager, attorney

| September 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

EOA_Logo_Web200HAnnapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides announced his nominations for City Manager and City Attorney. He will request confirmation of both at the Monday, September 22, City Council meeting.

Mayor Pantelides has appointed Thomas C. Andrews to the position of City Manager. He has more than 40 years of government management experience with demonstrated expertise in Strategic Planning, Operations Analysis, Intergovernmental Relations, Environmental Management and Fiscal Operations and Budgeting. Mr. Andrews brings federal, state and local government experience to the position including, Director of the Marine Mammal & Endangered Species Division at the U.S. Department of Commerce-National Marine Fisheries Service, Assistant Secretary for Water, Energy and Minerals at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of the Environment, County Manager for Fulton County, Georgia, and Chief Administrative Officer, Land Use and Environment Officer, and Health Officer for Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

The City Manager selection process involved a national search, with the City’s Human Resources Department collecting a total of 47 applications from 23 states. They screened the applications and eliminated 22 applications based on credentials. A nine-member review panel, consisting of local business and government leaders, reviewed the remaining 25 applications. Once the candidates were ranked, five members of the review panel participated in an interview process, recommending their top six candidates to the mayor. Mayor Pantelides then interviewed four of the candidates before choosing Mr. Andrews.

The mayor has also appointed Michael G. Leahy as the City Attorney and will nominate him for confirmation on Monday, September 22. Mr. Leahy is a legal professional with significant experience as a senior executive, attorney, regulator and policy maker. He brings experience in land use and environmental regulation, development finance and permitting, economic development, and venture funding to the position. Mr. Leahy has managed and structured more than $5 billion in asset-backed securities transactions with concentrations in consumer debt, intangible assets and other receivables.

He authored the Baltimore City Biotechnology Economic Development Plan and served as the first Director of Administration and Counsel for the Intellectual Property Development & Technology Transfer for the University of Maryland Medical Biotechnology Institute. He also served as Counsel for the Intellectual Property Development and Technology Transfer for the Professional Schools (Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, etc.) of the University of Maryland. Mr. Leahy was the Policy and Legal Advisor to the Anne Arundel County Executive and served as the Deputy Land Use Officer. He was also a member of the Anne Arundel County Board of Education from 2004 to 2009.

Monday’s confirmation process will take place in City Council Chambers at 7 p.m.

Source: Annapolis City

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