Brad St. Clair has been named Assistant County Administrator for Montgomery County, effective Dec. 6, 2021. Angela Hill, who most recently served as Assistant County Administrator and CFO was promoted to Deputy County Administrator/CFO, effective Oct. 28, 2021.
“Angie is very dedicated to our organization, and has stepped into various leadership roles since joining Montgomery County as Finance Director in 1997,” said County Administrator Craig Meadows. “She knows our organization extremely well, and she has a strong desire to serve and to lead. I am very fortunate to have her vast knowledge, talent and ability as part of my senior leadership team.”
As Deputy County Administrator/CFO, several of the County’s department directors will report directly to Hill. Hill will also coordinate long-range strategy and direction with the County Administrator with regard to all County operations.
“I’m proud to continue serving Montgomery County in my new role,” said Hill. “I have been fortunate to spend many years learning this organization and developing relationships. I am honored to have the opportunity to help lead our County forward, building collaboration and productivity among our employees and providing services to our citizens in the best ways possible.”
Prior to joining the county, Hill, a CPA, worked as an auditor at Brown Edwards & Company, LLP., a regional certified public accounting firm, where she specialized in governmental audits.
Brad St. Clair was hired after a search and interview process was conducted for an Assistant County Administrator.
“The County was fortunate to have a number of very qualified candidates for this position, and after completing the interview and review process, it was clear that Brad provides the best combination of education, experience, and leadership to serve the County in this new role,” said County Administrator Craig Meadows.
As Assistant County Administrator, St. Clair is responsible for oversight of Emergency Services, Human Services, the Animal Care & Adoption Center, and Parks and Recreation.
“While my career path to date has led me in service to others through various roles in law enforcement, one thing has always remained the center of why I do what I do: I’ve always welcomed the opportunity to help others,” said St. Clair. “I know my work and life experiences to date have led me to this new role. I’m thankful that I get to work with a variety of departments and to continue to help our citizens and our employees.”
St. Clair began his career with Montgomery County in 1999. Over the past two decades, he has advanced through the ranks of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. In 2017, he was named Chief Deputy Sheriff, overseeing a staff of 125 employees in that role.
In addition, Brad served as the Interim Executive Director of the New River Valley Emergency Communications Authority in 2019-2020, and successfully led the authority through an extremely challenging period after the departure of the previous executive director.
Brad earned an associate’s degree in forensic science from New River Community College and both a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in business administration from Liberty University. Brad also earned a graduate certificate in Criminal Justice Studies from the University of Virginia, and he completed senior leadership training at the FBI National Academy in Quantico. He has participated in leadership courses at the University of Richmond and the University of Memphis during his career as well. From 2016 to 2019, Brad served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Radford University.
“In addition to Brad’s experience and education, it is evident that he shares Montgomery County’s vision of exceptional citizen service for our community,” said Meadows. “I am pleased that Brad will be joining us in County Administration, as we work to strengthen our focus on the future of our County for our citizens and businesses.”