News Release Maryland Department of Health

Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Department of Health announced today the appointment of Gregg Todd as Deputy Secretary of Operations. Todd’s first large-scale project will be to lead the Department’s Facilities Master Plan, which will evaluate current department-owned facilities and their capacity in order to determine the Department’s capital needs to address future demand.

“As former County Administrator for Queen Anne’s County, Gregg’s experience will enable him to effectively coordinate Departmental resources and collaborate with businesses, nonprofits and other government partners,” said Secretary Robert R. Neall. “He brings significant experience in innovative strategic planning to the Department, and we look forward to his ideas and strong leadership.”

“I am excited to be joining the Maryland Department of Health under the leadership of Secretary Neall,” said Todd. “The Secretary and his executive team have exciting plans for the Department, and I’m thrilled to be able to lend my experience in order to efficiently manage programs that help Marylanders lead healthier, more productive lives.” 

Before joining the Department, Todd served as County Administrator for Queen Anne’s County for eight years. In that role, he managed the daily operations of the county government’s 464-person team, including direct supervision of 10 department heads. He previously served as the Chief Operating Officer for Queen Anne’s County, as well as the Parks and Recreation Deputy Director and Parks Superintendent.

During his 18-year tenure in Queen Anne’s County, Todd balanced a projected $21 million FY2012 deficit through a combination of extensive expense reductions, revenue enhancement and government reorganization. He also guided the County from a “negative watch” by rating agencies in 2013 to a rating of AAA from Fitch in 2017 and S&P Global in 2018. Additionally, Todd managed all aspects of capital projects, including the development of Requests for Proposals, bid specifications and formal bidding processes.

Todd received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and his Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture from Kansas State University. He is also a graduate of the Leadership Maryland program and the former County Administrator Affiliate President for the Maryland Association of Counties.

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