Monica Johnson Named WSSC’s Deputy General Manager for Strategic Partnerships
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Laurel – February 12, 2016: WSSC General Manager/CEO Carla A. Reid today announced Monica Johnson has been appointed WSSC’s new Deputy General Manager for Strategic Partnerships, effective February 16, 2016. In this newly-created position, Johnson will oversee WSSC’s Customer Relations Team as well as its Communications & Community Relations, Human Resources, Fair Practices and Intergovernmental Relations offices.
Johnson is the former Director of Prince George’s County’s Office of Central Services. Prior to that she was Assistant Secretary for Mission Support at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Johnson’s appointment marks her return to WSSC, where she began in 1998 as an attorney in the General Counsel’s Office. She was promoted to other positions, most notably Intergovernmental Relations Director and Acting Team Chief for Mission Support, before moving on to DNR in 2007.
“I am thrilled Monica has accepted this important new role at the Commission,” said Reid. “She has experience running virtually every aspect of a government agency. And with WSSC’s role in environmental stewardship, her experience at DNR will be invaluable to us. We are fortunate to have her coming back to the WSSC family.”
As Director of Central Services, Johnson administered centralized support services for Prince George’s County’s facilities operation and management, contract administration and procurement, fleet management, real estate, business development, graphic and reproductions services and logistics. At Maryland DNR, she provided strategic leadership and guidance on business operations and managed several critical business functions including, finance, procurement, audit, information technology, licensing & registration, human resources and fair practices.
“Being able to return to WSSC and support Carla’s vision of ensuring excellent customer service and solutions is a wonderful opportunity for me,” said Johnson. “I also look forward to working with the dedicated employees at the Commission. When you work for WSSC, you know the importance of what we do. Our role in our community is critical.”
Johnson is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Maryland. She holds a law degree from Boston University and a MBA from Johns Hopkins University. She is a member of the Maryland Bar, District of Columbia Bar and Federal Court. She has served on The Training Source Board of Directors and she is the former chair of the State Open Meeting Compliance Board.
For 100 years, WSSC has proudly served the citizens of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties – providing drinking water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards and protecting the environment through vital water resource recovery services. Our vision is to be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.