Prince Frederick, MD/ Calvert Memorial Hospital has named Sunderland resident Anthony Bladen as vice president for human resources. He comes to CMH – the county’s second largest private employer, after an impressive 30-year-year career with the FBI.
Most recently Bladen served as assistant director of the bureau’s human resources division where he established the Customer Service Section to enhance service to its 35,000 employees. In 2004, he entered the FBI Senior Executive Service where his performance and contributions garnered him top honors.
In 2010, Bladen was awarded the Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Service. It is one of the most prestigious awards presented to federal employees. He also earned the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service in 2008. Additionally, his work has been recognized by professional organizations for excellence in developing government-wide initiatives in law enforcement intelligence.
“We’re very fortunate that Tony will be joining our leadership team,” said CMH President and CEO Jim Xinis. “His experience at the federal level will enable us to explore opportunities to make us a stronger organization from a human resource development standpoint.”
For his part, Bladen said, “I believe it is very important for all employees to understand how their work contributes to the mission of the organization. Every employee is needed to ensure that we provide the service expected by the community we serve.”
He went on to add, “My vision is a workforce that respects each other, likes the work they do, gets the job done and has fun doing it.”
Bladen said he chose to come to CMH to serve his community. “I have been part of the Calvert County community for several decades and have seen the county transform and evolve. At this point in my career, I want to shift from serving my nation to serving my community.”
Looking ahead, he said, “I have always been dedicated to creating a positive and fair work environment for all employees. I believe it’s important to have a work/life balance.”
Bladen is a graduate of American University and earned his master’s degree in public administration. On the personal front, his interests include breeding and showing Quarter horses. Currently, he owns eight horses and a foal that is five weeks old.