Chief of Business Services
Lucretia Freeman-Buster serves as the Chief of Business Services at the Charles County Economic Development Department (EDD). She is responsible for managing the department’s business development and engagement programs which include working with businesses seeking to locate or relocate to Charles County, directing the business retention and expansion program, and coordinating the department’s business assistance services and team.
Ms. Freeman-Buster brings to the EDD more than 20 years of experience in business development, commercial lending, and financial management. Prior to joining the EDD, Ms. Freeman-Buster worked as the Associate State Director and later as Acting Executive Director for the District of Columbia Small Business Development Center (DC SBDC) Network, where she implemented and executed the organization’s strategy, provided oversight of service centers, and developed funding proposals, among other duties.
Ms. Freeman-Buster holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Maryland University College, a bachelor’s of science degree in management from Potomac College, a certificate in international business management from Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies, and other professional certifications.
Outside of work, Ms. Freeman-Buster works with a global enterprise where she volunteers her time to help people in need. She enjoys cooking, baking and spending time with her family. Ms. Freeman-Buster has been married to her husband for 30 years. They have three daughters and one granddaughter.