PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – Aug. 24, 2020 – The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Lawson as the county government director of the Department of Technology Services. Lawson’s appointment is effective Aug. 24, 2020.
Lawson has extensive experience in both the government and private sectors. Most recently, she held leadership roles in the elite Technology Transformation Service at the General Services Administration where she focused on user experience, customer experience, and on FedRAMP, the federal government’s cybersecurity framework for cloud platforms.
“Amy’s diverse background, with a number of key leadership positions, makes her an outstanding fit for this role,” said BOCC President Kelly McConkey. “We are pleased to have her level of expertise contributing to decisions that will benefit our community.”
Lawson previously served as a senior technology officer for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where she oversaw the modernization of the SEC’s multi-million-dollar primary system. Prior to that, Lawson served as associate chief for the Verification Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. In that role, she was instrumental in the creation and scalability of E-Verify, the system used by employers to verify that their employees are authorized to work in the U.S.
Prior to her federal service, Lawson led critical technology engagements for Sprint, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and was the global lead for DuPont’s public-facing websites.
Lawson began her career as an officer in the U.S. Air Force and was one of the first women to serve in Air Force Special Operations.