County Board of Commissioners approves new Director of Business Development Department

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HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 28, 2022) – The Washington County Board of Commissioners announces the promotion of Jonathan Horowitz to Director of the Department of Business Development. He will take up his duties as director on October 31, 2022.

Horowitz has worked for the Washington County government for over 3 years. During this period, he served as a business manager for the business development department. In this position, Horowitz was responsible for marketing Washington County to out-of-state areas to attract new development investment, which supported the creation of new jobs and a new tax base for the county.

Prior to his stint in Washington County, Horowitz came from a sixteen-year business career consisting of roles in management, business development, brand management, executive strategy and product development for local businesses. , regional and international. He was also an Adjunct Professor at Hagerstown Community College from 2017 to 2019.

Horowitz holds a degree in psychology from Frostburg State University in 2002 and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Maryland University College. He is also a member of the International Economic Development Association and the Maryland Economic Development Association.

As the new Director of the Department of Business Development, Jonathan said, “I am honored by the confidence placed in me by the Board of County Commissioners. I look forward to using my skills, education, and professional experience in this new role to continue pushing Washington County, MD toward the future community we all want to call home.

“The Department of Business Development is the leader in helping our local businesses, attracting new businesses to our community and helping our local economy thrive. During his time in Washington County government, Jonathan has been an invaluable asset to the county and an important resource for local and new businesses and I am confident he will continue that success as the new Director of the Department of Development. business,” the county administrator said. John Martirano.

Jonathan currently resides in the town of Hagerstown with his wife and daughter. Jonathan enjoys playing guitar and all things car related, especially his old Datsun Z cars. He spends his spare time helping his wife with her non-profit animal rescue.

For more information, please contact the Washington County Office of Public Relations and Marketing at 240-313-2380 or [email protected].

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