Located in Bethesda, Maryland, Judith
Welles is a writer and former journalist who has authored local history books about the area in which she lives. Judy
was media relations manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM and a speechwriter and communications manager for U.S. Cabinet
members. She chaired the Montgomery County Commission on Aging and served on the Board of the C&O Canal Trust. She
volunteers at the C&O Canal National Historical Park and is a speaker on local history for the Montgomery County Historical
She was previously
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and, later, Director of
Communications for the U.S. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. She has been a reporter for New York and Virginia daily newspapers, worklife
editor for an online news service, and a columnist and blogger for a technology
first book, a local history, Cabin John: Legends and Life of an Uncommon Place, was published in 2008.
Get a Life, Try This!, is a primer on how to get ahead and get a life at work, with tips
and insights of experts. This e-book is available on Kindle.
Her book, Lilly Stone, a biography, tells the story of a woman who was born during the Civil War and died during the Cold War. She changed
the landscape of business and culture in the countryside near the Nation's Capital.
Her newest book, Potomac,
is a pictorial history by Arcadia Publishing, December 2, 2019.