Executive Bios


Mark SchwartzMark Schwartz

Mark Schwartz became Acting County Manager July 1, 2015, after serving as Deputy County Manager. Prior to serving as Deputy County Manager, Mr. Schwartz served as Director of the Department of Management Finance (DMF) and Chief Financial Officer.

Gabriela Acurio

Gabriela Acurio

Gabriela Acurio was appointed Deputy County Manager in May 2015 and has served Arlington County since 1984. She has lead responsibility for planning and development in the County.




Michelle Cowan

Michelle Cowan

Michelle Cowan was appointed Acting Deputy County Manager July 1, 2015. Prior to this position, Michelle has served Arlington County as the Director of Management and Finance.

Carol Mitten, Deputy County Manager

Carol Mitten

Carol Mitten was appointed Deputy County Manager in December 2014. Prior to joining Arlington County, she served as the Executive Director for Urban Affairs and Headquarters Consolidation at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).




james_jim_schwartz_arlington_county_thumbJames Schwartz

James Schwartz was appointed Deputy County Manager in September 2015, overseeing public safety and technology. For 11 years, he served as Arlington Fire Chief.