Member, Governor's Executive Advisory Council, 1991; Commission to Save the Lighthouses, 1995-96; Bainbridge Re-Use Advisory Committee, 1996-97; Task Force to Study the Preservation and Enhancement of Maryland's Heritage Resources, 1998-2001 (protection & preservation committee); Governor's Task Force on Eastern Shore Economic Development, 1999-2001; Maryland Task Force on the Principalship, State Department of Education, 1999-2001; Bainbridge Development Advisory Board, 1999-2015; Task Force to Study College Readiness for Disadvantaged and Capable Students, 2000-01; Maryland K-16 Partnership for Teaching and Learning Work Group, 2003-07; Upper Shore Regional Council, 2003-15; Task Force on the Establishment of a Prescription Drug Repository Program, 2005-06; Social Studies Task Force, 2005-06; Task Force to Convene a Summit on Civic Literacy in Maryland, 2006; Cecil/Harford Bridges Work Group, 2006. Co-Chair, Task Force on the Availability and Affordability of Property Insurance in Coastal Areas, 2007-08. Member, Climate Change Commission, 2007-14. Co-Chair, Commission to Study the Title Insurance Industry in Maryland, 2008-10. Member, Education and Curriculum Advisory Committee of Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, 2009-15; Maryland Tourism Development Board, 2010-15. Co-Chair, Local Development Council, Cecil County, 2011-; Task Force to Study Maryland Insurance of Last-Resort Programs, 2012-14. Member, Maryland Military Installation Council, 2012-15.
Born in Summit, New Jersey, June 12, 1949. Attended North East High School; Wilmington College, B.A. (history & political science), 1971; University of Delaware, M.Ed., 1977; Wilmington College, Ed.D., 1998. Director of Teacher Education, Cecil Community College, 2002-. Coordinator, Cecil County Public School System and Cecil Community College Partnership, 2000-02. Teacher, assistant principal and principal, Cecil County Public School System, 1973-2000. Chair, Cecil County Kids' Coats Annual Campaign, 1987-. Chair, Cecil County Democratic Central Committee, 1974-78. Member, Ethics Committee, Maryland Democratic Party, 1975-78. Participant, Congressional Congress on Civic Education, 2003-05. Member, Rising Sun Lions Club. Governor's Outstanding Citizenship Citation, 1975; Outstanding Young Men of America, 1980. Principal of National School of Excellence, U.S. Dept. of Education, 1991. Municipal Super Star, Maryland Municipal League, 2010, 2011 (certificate of appreciation, 2007, 2008, 2009). House of Delegates Legislative Leadership Award, Maryland Clean Energy Center, 2014. Married; three children; two grandchildren.
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