Former Annapolis alderman David Cordle was named chief of staff on Monday by Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman as she starts to organize a new leadership team for her administration. The appointment is effective immediately.
Neuman described the 55-year-old Cordle as a "true public servant" in a prepared statement that also detailed Cordle's experience as chief criminal investigator for the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office and in government.
He served nine years as an Annapolis alderman. In addition, Cordle served three commands in the U.S. Army and lives in Annapolis with his wife, Michelle.
Cordle will reportedly lead an Evaluation Committee charged with reviewing individuals and agencies within Anne Arundel County government. He was one of the applicants for the county executive position and made it to the final rounds of voting before the County Council along with Delegate Steve Schuh and interim county executive John Hammond.