Laura Neuman selected as Anne Arundel County Executive

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WMAR) - Laura Neuman has been selected as the new Anne Arundel County Executive following former Executive John Leopold's resignation.

Neuman was voted in unanimously by council members Thursday night. She will be sworn into office Friday morning.

"Tomorrow, I'm very excited to make my commitment to Anne Arundel County residents," Neuman said Thursday night after being tapped as the county's new leader. "I am very excited to let them know that I am humble and honored to serve this community."

Neuman was among 16 that filed for Leopold's job earlier this month after he was forced to resign due to his being found guilty of misconduct in office . The county executive position was held in the interim by county budget officer John Hammond.

Who is Laura Neuman?

Laura Neuman is probably best known as the head of the Laura Neuman Foundation, a foundation she started to help women get their rape cases reopened, actively investigated, and successfully resolved through the criminal justice system. She's also a mother of two and the current CEO of the Howard County Economic Development Authority.

Neuman has a master's degree in business administration from Loyola University, and she's a graduate of the executive program at Stanford Business School.

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