Berke Attila was appointed Director of the Office of Human Resources to the Montgomery County on July 23, 2019. During his tenure, he guided the County through the COVID-19 by leading internal communications and developing governmental policies, partnering with important stakeholders to set guidelines into place for County personnel and ensure seamless operations. Prior to his appointment, he served five years as the Chief Financial Officer for the City of Baltimore in the Department of General Services.
Attila earned a bachelor’s degree in 2001 in Materials Science and Engineering from Yildiz Technical University in his native Turkey and a Master of Business Administration in 2004 from the University of Baltimore. He also completed the City of Baltimore’s training on Lean Business Process Improvements in 2017. In 2019, Attila led the gainsharing initiative for the City of Baltimore, which received the National Association of Counties (NACo) Best in Category award. In 2018, he received the Daily Record’s Very Important Professional (VIP) award, which recognizes Maryland’s leaders based on their professional accomplishments, community service and a commitment to inspiring change.
Since 2016, Attila has served as Vice President of the non-profit organization, the Chesapeake Language Project (CLP). The mission of CLP is to increase educational opportunities for immigrant students in Maryland.
Attila considers himself a new breed of a public servant who recognizes that the solution to underperforming organizational services is usually not more money, but more thought about how to make better use of existing resources.