Deborah Stoutamire

Chief Administrative Officer

Deborah Stoutamire joined the National Association of Counties (NACo) in 2008 and currently serves as the Chief Administrative Officer. She works closely with the Executive Director and other members of the leadership team to provide comprehensive oversight of the day-to-day operations necessary to ensure that NACo achieves its objectives. Specific duties include oversight of HR, IT, facility management, insurance, association management and subleases.

Prior to working for NACo, she worked for the American Public Power Association (APPA) as the Vice President of Administration. In addition to handling all facets of HR, she was responsible for overseeing business services, facilities management and the IT department. Prior to APPA, she held the position as Director of Operations for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). She was responsible for directing all aspects of HR, business development (association management services), IT, building management and office space leases.

Stronger Counties. Stronger America.

About NACo

The National Association of Counties (NACo) strengthens America’s counties, serving nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees.  Founded in 1935, NACo unites county officials to:

  • Advocate county priorities in federal policymaking
  • Promote exemplary county policies and practices
  • Nurture leadership skills and expand knowledge networks
  • Optimize county and taxpayer resources and cost savings, and
  • Enrich the public’s understanding of county government.


Strengthen America’s counties.


Healthy, safe and vibrant counties across America.