Kelly Robertson-Slagle

Economic Development
Title: Director
Phone: 410-535-4583

Kelly Robertson-Slagle, Director of Economic Development, holds a B.S. degree in marketing from the University of Maryland. She was appointed director in July 2017.  Ms. Robertson-Slagle has over 25 years of experience in government relations, business development, financial analysis, marketing, grant writing, program management, event planning and direct technical business assistance. In addition, Ms. Robertson-Slagle has extensive experience in working with new and expanding businesses and cultivating relationships between counties and the business community, economic development agencies, and state and regional agencies.

She previously served as Calvert County’s business retention specialist. Prior to joining the department, Ms. Robertson-Slagle served as director of the Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) where she provided leadership in planning, coordinating and overseeing the development, delivery and reporting of all professional programs, activities and services for the Southern Maryland region. She also served as business development manager for the Calvert County Department of Economic Development, director of government/member relations with the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland and business development specialist with the Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development where she worked directly with local jurisdictions on business retention and expansion projects. She is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Southern Maryland, and member of the Maryland Economic Development Association, the International Economic Development Council and Northeastern Economic Developers Association. She has served on boards of directors for the Patuxent Partnership, Southern Maryland Workforce Investment Board and Leadership Southern Maryland.

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