Helen Propheter, Director of Frederick County Economic Development, was appointed to the position in 2012. Helen began her career with Frederick County Government 22 years ago with Frederick County Workforce Services. Ten years ago, she moved from Workforce Services to Economic Development as the Deputy Director where her focus was the Biotechnology Industry, Marketing and the Municipalities. She has over eighteen years of experience managing programs, staff and projects. As Director, she now oversees a staff of five and their team has created numerous new initiatives for business attraction and retention. Helen serves on the following Boards: Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Frederick County Workforce Development, the Frederick County Higher Education Board, the Downtown Frederick Partnership Board, Ft. Detrick Alliance, the Downtown Hotel and Conference Center Taskforce and is a member of the noon Rotary Club of Frederick. She graduated from Mount St. Mary’s College. She lives with her family in Lake Linganore.