Maria Meredith has been named Arlington County’s new Director of the Department of Management and Finance (DMF), effective January 14, 2019. She will be responsible for approximately 50 staff involved in the County’s financial operations, including management and budget, accounting, purchasing and real estate assessment.
“I am thrilled that Maria will take the helm as the new Director of Management and Finance. Over the past several years, she has been instrumental in leading efforts to build transparency and accountability across our lines of business,” said Arlington County Manager Mark Schwartz. “She will play an instrumental role in helping us manage the County’s $1 billion-plus budget.”
Arlington is one of only a handful of counties across the nation that maintains the highest debt rating available — Aaa/AAA/AAA — from all three credit rating agencies. For 18 consecutive years, the County has won praise from the rating agencies for its sound financial operations and management.
About Maria Meredith
Maria has been with Arlington County in various leadership roles since 2004. She has served as the Deputy Director of DMF for the past seven years, overseeing purchasing, accounting, accounts payable, internal audit and other related functions. During that time, she also served as the Acting Director of DMF from April 2016 to November 2016. Prior to joining the management and finance team, Maria was a Division Chief in the Department of Technology Services. She has also held leadership roles at MCI/WorldCom implementing and supporting financial and human resource systems.
Maria has a Master of Science in Information Management from Marymount University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the College of William and Mary. She is a member of the Leadership Arlington Class of 2009, and has been very active in the Girl Scout Community in Arlington at both the Troop and Service Unit levels for 14 years. She and her family have lived in Arlington since 1998.
About the Department of Management and Finance
The County’s Department of Management and Finance is responsible for financial management, capital and operating budget development, annual real property assessments, economic analysis, purchasing, accounting and internal audit, and financial information for the County Board, the public, the County Manager and County departments.
Maria will succeed Stephen Agostini, DMF Director, who has accepted a position outside of County government.