Elisabeth A. Sachs
Director of Government Reform & Strategic Initiatives
Baltimore County Executive's designee
Elisabeth A. Sachs is the Director of Government Reform and Strategic Initiatives in the office of Baltimore County Executive John A. Olszewski, Jr., having served as the new County Executive’s Transition Director. Prior to these roles, Ms. Sachs was a managing partner at Long Point Strategies, a public policy consulting firm.
Ms. Sachs has also served as Executive Director of the Job Opportunities Task Force (JOTF), an independent, nonprofit workforce intermediary focused on eliminating employment and educational barriers for low-wage workers.
Prior to joining JOTF, Ms. Sachs was a Senior Advisor to the Secretary at the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) and the first Program Director for EARN Maryland, a statewide industry-led workforce and economic development initiative.
Ms. Sachs served previously as the Interim Secretary of the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), Interim Director of the Governor’s Workforce Investment Board, and DLLR’s Director of Policy and Planning. In those capacities, Ms. Sachs developed additional expertise in higher education policy and programming, eliminating workplace fraud, unemployment insurance reform, and the alignment of adult education with workforce training.
Ms. Sachs also served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Maryland Attorney General and as a Special Assistant United States Attorney with the United States Department of Justice.
Ms. Sachs holds a bachelor’s degree from Haverford College and a law degree from Yale Law School.