Roger B. Hayden

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Roger B. Hayden
9th Baltimore County Executive
In office
Preceded byDennis F. Rasmussen
Succeeded byDutch Ruppersberger
Member of the Baltimore County Board of Education
Assumed office
In office
President of the Baltimore County Board of Education
In office
Personal details
Political partyRepublican

Roger B. Hayden (born 1945) is an American politician serving as a member of the Baltimore County Board of Education since 2017. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as the 8th Baltimore County Executive from 1990 to 1994.[1]

During Hayden's term as county executive, he was controversial[citation needed] for various decisions made within the county, including the closing of nine of the then 24 branches of Baltimore County Public Library.[citation needed]


As Baltimore County Executive

• Oversaw 610 square mile county with a population of 700,000 and annual budget of $1.3 billion

• Guided county through a recession

• Cumulative reduction in State aid of $160,310,000 was handled without a service impact on operations

• Maintained AAA Bond Rating

• Reduced government spending from an annual average increase of 7.7% to 1.45%

• Right-sized government and reduced central government personnel by 14%

• Increased educational budget in both the operating and capital budgets

• Placed more policemen on the street than ever before by redirecting fiscal resources

• Structured and streamlined a new development process for residential and commercial builders making the county more business friendly

• Evaluated and approved numerous capital construction projects

Appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to the Baltimore County Board of Education 2017

Currently the President of Hayden Consulting Group

• Business and organizational consulting, lobbying, interim leadership and transitional guidance for small ($5–10M ) companies to organizations as large as The Maryland Insurance Administration.


Towson University Associate Vice President of Facilities 2009-2013

Baltimore Orioles Director of Ballpark Operations 1996-2008

President, American Lung Association of Maryland

Board of Education of Baltimore County —1974 to 1986


Political offices
Preceded by
Dennis F. Rasmussen
Baltimore County Executive
1990 – 1994
Succeeded by
Dutch Ruppersberger