Ms. Steele has worked for Gloucester County for nearly thirty-six years. She was appointed Deputy County Administrator in 2018 after serving as the Director of the Gloucester County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Department, a position that she assumed in 1986. Ms. Steele is a Credentialed Manager by the International City/County Management Association and is a member of the Virginia Local Government Management Association.
She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Administration from Radford University and a Master of Science degree in Leisure Services Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition to other advanced training, she attended the Senior Executive Institute at the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center and has served as adjunct faculty at Old Dominion University, Rappahannock Community College, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Ms. Steele has also been active on civic and volunteer boards in state, regional, and local organizations.