Nicholas A. Majett, a D.C. native who has held key D.C. government administrative posts in a 25-year career, has been named acting chief administrative officer (CAO) for Prince George’s County, replacing Bradford Seamon effective May 5, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III announced April 22.
Seamon announced that he would be leaving the Baker administration at the end of April.
“Nick brings over 29 years of exemplary experience in public administration and management to the Prince George’s County government,” Baker said in a press release. “With the departure of Brad Seamon, we needed to identify someone who can continue Brad’s amazing leadership and stewardship.”
Majett is to oversee the day-to-day operations of the county government as well as providing oversight for the planning and implementation for the county executive’s top initiatives and programs, county officials said.
Majett joined the District of Columbia government in 1985, serving as a D.C. assistant attorney general for 19 years. He handled regulatory, real estate, tax and civil cases and prosecuted tax and government fraud cases.
From 1990 until 1991, Majett served as the chief of assessment services for the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue.
In 2005, he was elected to the D.C. Bar’s District of Columbia Affairs Section Steering Committee.
In 2006, Mamet became the deputy director of the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) and was named director of the agency in 2010. As DCRA chief, Majett was responsible for overall management and oversight of the District’s regulation of businesses licensing, inspection, compliance, and enforcement programs.
Majett earned both his Bachelor of Science and law degrees from Howard University and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association.
He is also a member of the board of directors for the Washington, D.C. Economic Partnership, a member of the D.C. Streetcar Task Force and a former board member of “Joseph’s House,” a D.C. nonprofit organization.
Majett’s nomination for the permanent post is subject to Prince George’s County Council confirmation.