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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Public Works Deputy Director, Enterprise Funds Julie Paluda Chosen for Leadership Maryland

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Calvert County Department of Public Works Deputy Director, Enterprise Funds Julie Paluda has been chosen to participate in the professional development program dedicated to building a stronger Maryland by educating, cultivating and connecting our state’s brightest leaders. Paluda is one of 52 Maryland business and community leaders chosen for Leadership Maryland’s 25th class – the Class of 2017 – which will complete the eight-month, hands-on learning program focused on the state’s most vital social, economic and environmental issues.

“The selection process for the Class of 2017 was very competitive this year, as we had an extraordinary pool of diverse and experienced applicants to choose from,” said Renée M. Winsky, president and chief executive officer, Leadership Maryland. “The 52 selected participants represent a diverse and broad spectrum of highly qualified executives from across the state, and we are confident that their Leadership Maryland experience will help them to play an even greater role in our unified effort to shape the future of our state.”

Paluda joined Calvert County Government six years ago as a capital projects analyst in the Department of Finance & Budget. She was recently promoted to deputy director, enterprise funds for the Department of Public Works. In this role, she is responsible for water and sewer maintenance, solid waste, recycling, compactor sites and transfer station operations.

 Before joining Calvert County Government, Julie worked in the private industry
where she held several managerial positions within the real estate and finance industries. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and an MBA from University of Massachusetts. Paluda earned her Professional Development Certification from Boston University and is a licensed National Association of Securities Dealers’ General Securities Representative. She moved to Maryland from Massachusetts in 2006 and now resides in Huntingtown with her family where she also volunteers with the local Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and the Sunderland Elementary School family organization.

The Leadership Maryland participants will attend a two-day opening retreat followed by five, two-day intense sessions in various locations across the state focusing on Maryland’s economic development, education, health and human services, criminal justice, the environment and multiculturalism/diversity. These sessions will be followed by a one-day closing retreat in November and a graduation celebration in December. More than 100 experts representing business, government, education and the non-profit community will serve as panelists and guest speakers.


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