Secretary of Business and Economic Development, December 11, 2000 to January 15, 2003. Deputy Secretary, Department of Business and Economic Development, November 1998 to December 2000. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2000-03; Cabinet Council on Business, Economic Development, and Transportation, 2000-03; Cabinet Council for Career and Technology Education, 2000-03; Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 2000-03; Governor's Subcabinet for International Affairs, 2001-03; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2001-03; Smart Growth and Neighborhood Conservation Subcabinet, 2000-01.
Member, Economic Development Article Review Committee, 2003-08. Director, Department of Economic Development, Baltimore County, 2003-10. Member, Maryland Life Sciences Advisory Board, 2007-. Assistant Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Economic Development and Public Infrastructure, Prince George's County, 2011-. Board of Directors, Economic Development Corporation, Prince George's County, 2011-. Member, Maryland Smart Growth Investment Fund Work Group, 2013-.
Legislative assistant, Delegate Joseph F. Vallario, Jr., District 27A, Calvert and Prince George's Counties, 1975-78. Legislative Analyst, 1979-84, and Principal Analyst, 1984-86, Legislative Drafting, Department of Legislative Reference.
Chief Legislative Officer, Governor's Legislative Office, 1988-93 (deputy legislative officer, 1987-88). Member, Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, 1989-91. Member, Governor-elect's Transition Team, 1994. Deputy Chief of Staff, Governor's Office, 1996-98. Member, Smart Growth and Neighborhood Conservation Subcabinet, 1998-99.
Born in Riverside, California, July 16, 1952. University of Maryland College Park, B.A., with honors, 1974. Legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Alan Cranston of California, 1974-75. Law clerk, Vallario & Keiffer, 1976-78. University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1979. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1979. Member, Maryland State Bar Association. Board of Directors, Rehabilitation Opportunities, Inc., 1980-82. Instructor, University of Baltimore School of Law, 1983-87. Vice-President, Policy and Public Affairs, Prudential Health Care Plan of the Mid-Atlantic, 1993-96. Board of Directors, Planned Parenthood of Maryland, 1994-96. Chair, Legislative Committee, Maryland Association of Health Maintenance Organizations, 1996 (vice-chair, 1995-96). Member, University of Maryland School/University Committee, 1996-98. Endowment Board, Planned Parenthood of Maryland, 1997-. President, Evans Overlook Homeowners Association,1999-. President, Board of Directors, Maryland Economic Development Association, 2010-11. Member, Advisory Committee, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore. Hall of Fame, Maryland Economic Development Association, 2015. Married; one child.
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