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Richard Pezzullo Selected as Director of General Services for Loudoun County
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Richard Pezzullo Selected as Director of General Services for Loudoun County

From Loudoun County -- Richard E. Pezzullo has been selected to serve as the new Director of the Loudoun County Department of General Services, County Administrator Tim Hemstreet announced today. 

Pezzullo has served as Acting Director of the department since November, following the retirement of Jay Snyder. Pezzullo joined the Loudoun County Government in 2001 when he was hired as Deputy Director of the department.

“Dick has a demonstrated ability to lead a variety of projects and programs,” Hemstreet said. “He brings significant experience as a civilian and military leader in developing and managing commercial and government projects at the local, state, national and international level.”

Before coming to Loudoun County, Pezzullo worked as a defense consultant to military and civilian clients. He also served in several positions with the Air National Guard of the United States, including as Director of Engineering. In that position, he oversaw projects in the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam. He also negotiated troop exchange and facility use agreements with Israel, Norway, Denmark, and Great Britain. Pezzullo also served as the Deputy Director of Public Works for the City of Providence, Rhode Island, and Director of Building for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence.

Pezzullo earned a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Rhode Island, did graduate work at New York University, the Air Force Institute of Technology, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He is a registered Professional Engineer. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Brigadier General.

As Director of General Services, Pezzullo will oversee a department that provides direct emergency and essential public works support to county residents while providing facility and vehicle support to the county government. In addition to emergency support, the department provides stormwater maintenance; maintains county facilities; acquires and maintains vehicles and equipment; and provides material services necessary to support the county government.

“I am thankful for the opportunity to continue to serve the county,” Pezzullo said.

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