Mayor Pugh Announces New Chief of Staff

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BALTIMORE, MD.  —  Mayor Catherine E. Pugh has announced Bruce H. Williams as her new Chief of Staff, effective January 1, 2019.

Mr. Williams holds a bachelor's and master's degree, both from Howard University. Upon earning his Master’s degree, Mr. Williams joined the IBM Corporation as a systems engineer. Over the next 30 years, he held a number of executive positions in marketing, technical, and sales organizations, including as president of Allstar Consulting, a 200-person IT consulting business which he led from 2008 to 2010. He then went on to serve as Chief Operating Officer of Maden Technologies, a 100-person IT cyber and information security business based in Washington, D.C. Williams' experience includes a 5-year assignment based in Tokyo, Japan as the Asia Pacific Vice President of IBM’s Integrated Technology Services Division, where he was later promoted to Global General Manager for the same division. He has also earned numerous sales, management and leadership awards.

"We have an aggressive agenda for the coming year that will build on the progress we have made to reduce violent crime, invest in neighborhoods, provide pathways for our young people, and create a City where there is true opportunity for all, regardless of zip code," said Mayor Catherine E. Pugh. "I am delighted to welcome Bruce Williams as my chief of staff and believe that his extensive management experience in the private sector will contribute substantially to ensuring that the work of all City agencies is aligned and responsive to the needs of our citizens."  


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