Raymond “Buzz” Bartlett is a public relations consultant working in community relations and as a writer/editor. His expertise is in k-12 education, environmental remediation, and total quality management. Prior to establishing his consultancy, Bartlett was most recently the executive director of advancement for the College of Education at the University of Maryland. Previous positions include president and CEO of the Council for Basic Education and Director of Corporate Affairs for Lockheed Martin. He began his career at the Maryland Department of Transportation.
At various times in his career Bartlett directed a number of highly successful grassroots community relations and public affairs programs in the transportation and environmental arenas. He is a past winner of the Public Relations Society of America’s Silver Anvil.
Bartlett served on the Maryland State Board of Education from 1997-2002, lastly as president. He is a member of the Howard County Council for the Arts Board. Past associations include membership on the National Alliance of Business’ Baldrige in Education Initiative; the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Workforce Committee; co-chair of the Conference Board education committee; the Steering Committee for the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education; chair of the Working Group for the Business Roundtable Education Task Force; board member and president of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra; board member of Communities in Schools of Maryland; the Maryland Humanities Council; and member of the Baltimore County Private Industry Council. His undergraduate degree is in history from Colgate University. He served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force, including a tour in Vietnam in aerial reconnaissance.