Black Caucus Member Spotlight: Stanley Earley

Stanley Earley is the Director of the Office of Management and Budget in Prince George's County, Maryland.

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Stanley Earley began his career in government with the City of Dayton, Ohio, as a Management Analyst in the Office of Management and Budget. His extensive professional career spans more than forty-five years, with experience both in the public and private sectors. In the early part of his career, he worked in the private sector with the United Way. Mr. Earley previously worked for Prince George’s County in the Office of Management and Budget from 1996 to 2003, rising to the Director position, then Deputy Chief Administrative Office for Budget, Finance, and Administration for Prince George’s County. Mr. Earley later returned to Dayton, Ohio becoming Deputy City Manager. Mr. Earley has also served as the Chief Budget Officer for Howard University. In 2017, Mr. Earley returned to Prince George’s to again serve as Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Mr. Earley holds a B.A. in Urban Studies from Haverford College and a Master of Arts in Urban Affairs and Policy Analysis from The New School for Social Research. He is also a Certified Economic Development Professional. He has been a member of various boards and committees, including the National Board of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), and the United States Air & Trade Show and has served as President of the GFOA Black Caucus.

Three Questions

What is the current (or most recent) book you are reading?

Signing Their Lives Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence by Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese. It's an enjoyable and fast read.

Who is the person who influenced you the most in your life?

Professionally, Timothy Riordan. He was both my first OMB Manager and many years later was City Manager of Dayton, Ohio, when I was Deputy City Manager. Personally, my parents. I was very fortunate to have them as my parents.

Favorite personal motto or quote?

This is not a quote but something I try to professionally use in many situations: 

"Always try to make sure that everyone understands the mathematical order of magnitude of the issue. Often people do not and that can lead to a lot of unnecessary conflicts."