Parthemos named economic development deputy mayor

Longtime Rawlings-Blake staffer replaces Andrew Frank

May 06, 2010|By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun

Kaliope Parthemos, a former social worker and public defender and long-time aide to Baltimore Mayor Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake, was named Deputy Mayor for Economic and Neighborhood Development Thursday.

Kaliope Parthemos, a former social worker and public defender and long-time aide to Baltimore Mayor Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake, was named Deputy Mayor for Economic and Neighborhood Development Thursday.

Parthemos, 39, supervised business and economic development and the city's spending board during Rawlings-Blake's tenure as City Council President.

Raised in Greektown by parents with strong ties to their Greek heritage, Parthemos is a childhood friend of Rawlings-Blake who managed her first campaign for City Council. Her mother has worked on Rawlings-Blake's staff for a more than a decade.

Parthemos replaces Deputy Mayor Andrew B. Frank who leaves City Hall Friday for an economic development job with Johns Hopkins. Frank, a longtime leader at the Baltimore Development Corporation, the city's quasi-public development arm, served as the most senior of three deputy mayors under former Mayor Sheila Dixon.

Colin Tarbert, an architect and former mayoral fellow, is leaving Baltimore Development Corporation to serve as deputy director for the economic and neighborhood development office.

Renee Samuels, who formerly directed the city's international affairs office and former staffer of Baltimore County Executive James T. Smith, and Kumasi Vines, the founder of a leadership development program for high school students, were also appointed to the economic development team.

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