Julie Oberg was appointed Economic Development Director for Calvert County in January 2022. Previously, she was with the State of Maryland for more than 18 years, most recently serving as the Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, managing the day-to-day operations of the agency to help ensure its programs continue to serve, promote and regulate the state’s agriculture industry. She served as communications director for the departments of Agriculture and Environment. Oberg served on the Critical Area Commission from 2019 to 2022. She was President of the Communications Officers of State Departments of Agriculture (COSDA) from 2016-2017. Ms. Oberg previously worked at Hill and Knowlton, an international public affairs firm, in Washington, DC, focusing on health and biotech clients. She also worked for the American Psychiatric Association handling communications for their Office of Government Relations.
Ms. Oberg was selected for Leadership Southern Maryland, Class of 2023, is appointed to the University of Maryland System Board of Regents, is a member of Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA), vice chair of the Southern Maryland Economic Development Association, and serves on the University of Maryland System at Southern Maryland Board of Advisors. She resides on a small farm in Calvert County with her husband and three children.
Kathy MacAdams, Business Retention Specialist, holds a B.S. degree in business management and an M.S. in business from the University of Maryland, University College. Her experience stems from federal government analysis, business assistance and academic business teachings. In addition, Ms. MacAdams is certified in Import/Export and Business Consulting.
Prior to joining the department, Ms. MacAdams was a business consultant for the Small Business Development Center, Southern Region (SBDC) where she assisted the small business community in all life cycles. She also worked for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Department of the Navy as an analyst for over 10 years. She is also a 2020 graduate of Leadership Southern Maryland.
Hilary Dailey, Tourism Program Specialist, holds a BA in Psychology from Lycoming College and an MTA (Masters in Tourism Administration) with a concentration in Destination Management from The George Washington University. She is a certified Tourism Ambassador for Maryland and was appointed to her current position in September 2018. Ms. Dailey sits on several boards including the Maryland Destination Marketing Organization (MDMO), the Southern Maryland Heritage Area Consortium (SMHAC) and the Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum Advisory board.
Prior to joining the department, Ms. Dailey served as vice-president in charge of marketing for Scorpion Brewing Co., a local Calvert County microbrewery, education director for the Bayside History Museum, and president of the Friends of the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum. Prior to moving to Calvert County, Ms. Dailey worked at the Smithsonian Institution in the membership travel and tourism department.
Ashley Greely, Economic Development Specialist, holds a B.S. degree in marketing with a minor in information systems from Salisbury University. She was appointed to her current position in January 2020. Prior to her current role, she served as the business retention assistant for the department and has previous experience in both marketing and higher education.
Ms. Greely is a member of the Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA), MEDA Young Leaders and the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). She is also a graduate of the inaugural class of the Leadership Southern Maryland Emerging Leaders Program and the Disney Institute.