DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC & EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT

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FORMER SECRETARIES


[photo, J. Randall Evans, Maryland Secretary of Business and Employment Development] J. RANDALL EVANS
Secretary of Economic & Employment Development, 1987-91
Acting Secretary of Housing & Community Development, 1987

Secretary of Economic and Employment Development, January 1987 to July 1991. Resigned July 1991. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 1987-91; Governor's International Cabinet, 1988-91.


Member, Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 1987-91; Task Force on Chesapeake Bay Ferries, 1987-88; Governor's Council on Adolescent Pregnancy, 1987-91; Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Commission, 1987-91; Maryland Economic Development Corporation, 1987-91; Emergency Management Advisory Council, 1987-91; Governor's Employment and Training Council, 1987-91; Maryland Executive Fellows Program Commission, 1987-91; State Advisory Council for Handicapped Individuals, 1987-91; Maryland Industrial Development Financing Authority, 1987-91; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 1987-91; Regional Planning Council, 1987-91; Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority, 1987-91; State Trade Policy Council, 1987-91; State Use Industries Advisory Committee, 1987-91; Governor's Volunteer Council, 1987-91; Governor's Construction Industry Employers' Advisory Council, 1988-91; Governor's Commission on Growth in the Chesapeake Region, 1989-91; Maryland 1992 Commission, 1989-91; Maryland Underground Storage Tank Task Force, 1989-91; Baltimore Convention Center Authority, 1990-91; Community Reinvestment Board, 1990-91; Governor's Task Force on Self-Esteem, 1990-91.

Director, Land Development Division, Department of Housing and Community Development, Baltimore City, 1977-79. Deputy Commissioner, Department of Housing and Community Development, Baltimore City, 1979-82.

Executive Director, Richmond Renaissance, Richmond, Virginia, 1982-87.

Born in Englewood, New Jersey May 12, 1947. Attended Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts; Princeton University, B.S.E. (science & civil engineering), cum laude, 1969; John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, M.S. (public policy), 1977. Served in U.S. Navy, 1970-75 (Mobile Construction Battalion Five, 1970-73; Civil Engineer Corps, 1973-75; Bureau of Naval Personnel, 1975). Vice-President for Real Estate and Industrial Development, CSX Transportation, 1991-2003. President, JR Evans and Associates, LLP, real estate and transportation consulting, 2004-10. Head Coach and Chair, Lighthouse Lacrosse Foundation, 2007-. Board of Directors, B & 0 Museum; Christopher Columbus Center; World Trade Center Institute, 1987-91. Member, Preakness Celebration, Inc.; Maryland Center for Quality and Productivity; Johns Hopkins University Real Estate Board.

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