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Michael A. Bryant is the Deputy County manager for financial services and internal support. In this role, Michael provides executive oversight of the Financial Services Department, the Office of the Tax Collector, the County Assessor’s Office, Information Technology and Human Resources. Also, he leads the County’s enterprise risk management strategy and is accountable for financial planning and compliance throughout the organization.
Michael has been with Mecklenburg County since 2003 and has nearly 25 years of experience in City, County, and State government. He started his career with the County as a Management & Budget Analyst before climbing the ranks to Budget Manager, then Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), before being promoted to Deputy County Manager.
Prior to joining Mecklenburg County, Michael worked for the City of Durham, Duke University, Granville County and the NC Office of the Governor.
Michael serves as President of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States & Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Masters of Public Administration degree from North Carolina Central University.
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Leslie Johnson is Deputy County manager for Sustainable Communities. In this role Leslie provides executive oversight of the Land Use and Environmental Services Agency, which includes Code Enforcement, Air Quality, Solid Waste and Recycling, Water and Land Resources, and Environmental Health. She also provides executive oversight to Park and Recreation, Economic Development Services, and the County’s strategic planning and evaluation initiatives. Leslie collaborates with County agencies and community business partners in developing and executing strategies associated with workforce development and literacy. She is liaison to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Historic Landmark Commission, and Centralina Council of Governments. As a member of the Executive Team, she shares responsibility for overall County executive administration.
Leslie joined Mecklenburg County in 2001 as director of planning and evaluation. She was promoted to associate general manager in 2011 and Deputy County manager in 2014.
Leslie holds a doctor of philosophy degree with a concentration in housing policy and research from Virginia Tech. She also earned a master's degree in urban and regional planning with a multi-focus on planning/management methods and community development and physical planning, and a bachelor of architecture degree from Virginia Tech.
Leslie's Work Plan
Derrick Ramos is the Deputy County Manager/Chief of Staff. He is responsible for oversight and management of the operations of the County Manager’s Office, including the Board of County Commissioners and legislative affairs and three County departments: Asset and Facility Management, Criminal Justice Services, and the Medical Examiner's Office.
Prior to accepting the position at Mecklenburg County in October 2017, Ramos served as the deputy chief of staff for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. He is also the former director of legislative affairs and senior advisor for the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and served as a senior congressional affairs specialist at the National Nuclear Security Administration.
Ramos holds an MBA from The Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School and a bachelor of arts in political science and international studies from Texas A&M University.
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Deputy County Manager Anthony Trotman joined the County in September 2015.
Trotman oversees the County’s health and human services agency that includes Social Services, Public Health, Community Resources and the Community Support Services departments. He manages approximately 3,000 employees with an annual budget of $350 million.
Trotman has more than 25 years of health and human services experience in state and local government. Prior to joining Mecklenburg County, he served as the Director of the Department of Job and Family Services for Franklin County, Ohio and Chief of Staff at the State of Ohio Department of Job and Family Services with a $19 billion annual budget.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in management from Bellevue University and a master’s degree in health services administration from Central Michigan University. He also has a Project Management Certification from Boston University and is a 10-year intelligence operations veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
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