County Executive Jan Gardner appointed Paul Dial, Director of the Division of Parks and Recreation, to serve as Acting Chief Administrative Officer after the departure of Chief Administrative Officer Doug Browning on June 10, 2016.
On October 18, 2016, the County Council approved the appointment of Mr. Dial as Chief Administrative Officer by a unanimous vote.
Mr. Dial brings 20 years of experience to the role as CAO. He has managed a large division, including oversight of year-round and seasonal employees at park locations, as well as the county’s security and custodial staff.
“I am pleased that Paul has agreed to step up into the CAO position. He is professional, organized, a solid manager, and is well-respected by his peers,” said Executive Gardner.