This week, the Washington County Board of County Commissioners announced the promotion of Jonathan Horowitz to Director of the Department of Business Development.
Horowitz has worked for the Washington County government for more than three years, serving as a business manager for the business development department. In this position, Horowitz was responsible for marketing Washington County to out-of-state areas to attract new development investment, which supported the creation of new jobs and a new tax base for the county.
“I am honored by the trust placed in me by the Board of County Commissioners,” Horowitz said. “I look forward to using my skills, education, and professional experience in this new role to continue pushing Washington County toward the future community we all want to call home.”
“The Department of Business Development is the leader in helping our local businesses, attracting new businesses to our community and helping our local economy thrive. During his time in Washington County government, Jonathan has been an invaluable asset to the county and an important resource for local and new businesses,” said County Administrator John Martirano. I am confident that he will continue this success as the new Director of the Business Development Department. »
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Prior to his stint in Washington County, Horowitz came from a sixteen-year business career consisting of roles in management, business development, brand management, executive strategy and product development for local businesses. , regional and international. He was also an Adjunct Professor at Hagerstown Community College from 2017 to 2019.
Horowitz holds a degree in psychology from Frostburg State University in 2002 and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Maryland University College. He is also a member of the International Economic Development Association and the Maryland Economic Development Association.