Executive Staff

The County’s executive leadership team works to carry out the decisions, policies, ordinances, and motions set by the Board of County Commissioners. 

As the chief administrator for our county government, the County Manager is ultimately responsible for the administration of all departments within Mecklenburg County. It is the responsibility of the County Manager to follow the priorities of the board and execute county government ethically and effectively.

The County Manager's Executive Team assists with the management and administration of key areas within the County government.

Headshot of County Manager Dena Diorio wearing a black and white blazer.

Dena R. Dioro

The County Manager is appointed by the Board of Commissioners and has an employment contract. 
Dena R. Diorio has been the Mecklenburg County 
Manager since 2014.

Executive Team

  • Michael A. Bryant, Deputy County Manager

    Michael A. Bryant is the deputy Mecklenburg County manager for financial services and internal support. He is responsible for providing executive oversight of the Financial Services Department, the Office of the Tax Collector, the County Assessor’s Office, Information Technology, and Human Resources. 

  • Deputy County Manager, Leslie Johnson
    Leslie Johnson, Deputy County Manager

    Leslie Johnson is deputy County manager for Sustainable Communities. She is responsible for providing executive oversight of the Land Use and Environmental Services Agency, Park and Recreation, the Office of Economic Development, and the County’s strategic planning and evaluation initiatives.

  • Headshot photo of Derrick Ramos
    Derrick Ramos, Deputy County Manager and Chief of Staff

    Derrick Ramos is responsible for oversight and management of the operations of the County Manager’s Office, including the Board of County Commissioners and legislative affairs and three County departments: Asset and Facility Management, Criminal Justice Services, and the Medical Examiner's Office.  

  • Headshot photo of  Anthony Trotman
    Anthony Trotman, Deputy County Manager

    Anthony Trotman is deputy County manager for the consolidated health and human services agency. He is responsible for providing executive oversight to the County’s Health and Human Services Agency including Social Services, Public Health, Community Resources, and the Community Support Services departments.