Erin McLellan has been promoted to Deputy County Administrator, Loudoun County Administrator Tim Hemstreet announced Tuesday. McLellan previously served as one of four Assistant County Administrators.
McLellan will fill the role that will soon be vacated by Deputy County Administrator Charles Yudd, who will be retiring from service this summer after a 26-year career with the county. McLellan’s appointment now provides a transition period during which Yudd’s duties will be transferred.
“Erin has demonstrated great leadership throughout her 18-year career with Loudoun County, which has prepared her for this new role,” said Hemstreet. “Her broad range of experience in public management and knowledge of this organization and our community will serve her and Loudoun well as the county moves forward in the coming years.”
Among McLellan’s duties are overseeing the operation of the Office of the County Administrator, serving in the absence of the County Administrator, and serving as a liaison to the county’s public safety agencies and Constitutional Officers. McLellan will also oversee the county’s federal and state legislative programs as well as its public/private partnerships.
McLellan began her career with Loudoun County government in 2005 as a management fellow and later as a human resources policy and research analyst. McLellan has been steadily promoted, becoming Budget Officer in 2013 and later head of the department. She later served as director of the Department of Finance and Budget and the county’s chief financial officer. McLellan was appointed as an assistant county administrator in 2020 and most recently supervised the Office of Emergency Management and Departments of Fire and Rescue, Transportation and Capital Infrastructure, General Services and Information Technology.
McLellan is a graduate of the University of Alabama and holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in public administration.
The Office of the County Administrator is Loudoun County government’s highest level management office under the direction of the Board of Supervisors. The office supports the Board and serves as its official liaison to the Constitutional Officers, the judiciary, and state and regional entities. Under the direction of the County Administrator, who is appointed by the Board, the office’s senior management team directs and supervises the day-to-day operations of all Loudoun County departments and agencies within its purview.
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