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About Gerry


For the past three years, Geraldine (Gerry) A. Eggleston has served as Legislative Director for Delegate Carolyn J.B. Howard, Maryland’s 24th Legislative District. She has handled all aspects of daily constituent outreach and administrative duties and garnered top-notch mentorship from Howard. From 2003 to 2010, Eggleston worked as the Legislative Director for Prince George’s County Delegation. She designed, implemented and managed the local legislation bill process and improved many systems within the Delegation.

Eggleston entered politics in 2002 when she became the Campaign Manager for Obie Patterson’s reelection campaign for the Maryland House of Delegates. She served in the same capacity for Patterson in 2006 and his 2010 campaign for Prince George’s County Council.

 

Personal

One of three siblings, Eggleston was born and raised in New York City. She moved to Montgomery County Maryland in 1981 and into Prince George’s County in 1993 after meeting her husband Bruce, to whom she has been married 18 years. She has three children and five grandchildren and attends Ebenezer AME Church.

 

Education

Eggleston’s educational background includes post-graduate study of Organization and Systems Development at The Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. She earned her master’s in Organization Development from American University.

Her focus in organization development provided advanced training in the art of initiating and managing strategic change. Within these programs, Eggleston improved her skills in leadership, networking and the “big-picture” view of overall systems.

 

Career

Working as a manager for Verizon in Operations, Eggleston sharpened her leadership and team-building expertise. Her career successes included developing heightened interdepartmental communications, and executive-level coaching. She planned, coordinated and delivered workshops and provided oversight for quality service initiatives. Eggleston also executed comprehensive training for both the individual and team environments.

 

Affiliations

Eggleston is a life member of the National Council of Negro Women and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. She is also a member of the American University Alumni Association in Washington, D.C.