Julie Oberg

Julie Oberg was appointed Economic Development Director for Calvert County in January 2022. Previously, she was with the State of Maryland for more than 18 years, most recently serving as the Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, managing the day-to-day operations of the agency to help ensure its programs continue to serve, promote and regulate the state’s agriculture industry. She served as communications director for the departments of Agriculture and Environment. Ms. Oberg served on the Critical Area Commission from 2019 to 2022. She was President of the Communications Officers of State Departments of Agriculture (COSDA) from 2016-2017. Ms. Oberg previously worked at Hill and Knowlton, an international public affairs firm, in Washington, DC, focusing on health and biotech clients. She also worked for the American Psychiatric Association handling communications for their Office of Government Relations.

Ms. Oberg is a graduate of the 2023 class of Leadership Southern Maryland, is a member of Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA), vice chair of the Southern Maryland Economic Development Association and serves on the University of Maryland System at Southern Maryland Board of Advisors. She resides on a small farm in Calvert County with her husband and three children.