John Peterson was named Assistant Chief Administrative Officer on November 4, 2019. Most recently, John served as the Director of Human Capital Benefits, Leave and Retirement for the Howard County Public School System. John had previously served Howard County as the Deputy Administrator for the Office of Human Resources where he advised County departments and offices on a wide variety of human resources, labor relations and personnel issues. John has managed more than twenty collective bargaining contract negotiations and has more than twenty-five years of experience working for state and local governments John has served as the Acting Personnel Officer, Deputy Personnel Officer and Assistant Personnel Officer for Anne Arundel County Government and has served as a trustee on the Howard County Employees’ Retirement Plan and the Anne Arundel County retirement plans.
John earned a B.A. in History and Political Science from Saint Olaf College in Northfield, MN and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Baltimore. John is a Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) Senior Certified Professional (SCP).