Provided by Prince William County
The Board of County Supervisors appointed Christopher Martino as the County Executive during their September 20 meeting. Martino has been serving as Acting County Executive since January 16, 2016, when the previous County Executive, Melissa Peacor, retired.
“The Board is very pleased to make this announcement,” said Corey Stewart, chairman of the Board of County Supervisors. “Chris is a great asset to this organization. He has a proven track record of working with the Board to get things accomplished, including overseeing the County’s achievement of the AAA bond ratings from all three of the major credit rating agencies. He oversaw the budget process this year as Acting County Executive, and continues to provide great knowledge and insight with regards to financial and organizational leadership.”
As County Executive, Martino will manage the day-to-day administration of the government. The Board of County Supervisors is the policy-making body for Prince William County, and appoints the County Executive to execute its policies.
“I am humbled that the Board of County Supervisors has placed their confidence in me to be the County Executive,” Martino said. “It is a great honor to be able to work with the citizens of this county, the Board of Supervisors and the staff. Together, we’ve been able to accomplish a lot of great improvements and changes over the past few years. I look forward to carrying on that work and the strategic priorities of the Board to continue to make Prince William County a community of choice for businesses and residents alike.”
Martino came to Prince William County in February 1996 as the Director of Finance, serving as the chief financial officer responsible for the administration of the financial affairs of the county. He was promoted to Deputy County Executive in March 2010, where he provided oversight for several departments, including Human Resources, Information Technology, Finance, Budget and Legislative Affairs. In that role, he also served as the Deputy Emergency Operations Director, as well as the liaison with the Prince William County Schools.
Martino has a Master of Business Administration Degree in Finance from New York University, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa. He and his wife live in Prince William County. They have three adult sons.