Secretary of Planning, July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2001. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2000-01. Chair, Smart Growth and Neighborhood Conservation Subcabinet, 2000-01. Chair, Task Force to Study the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, 2000-01. Member, Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, 2000-01; Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code Advisory Council, 2000-01; Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Commission, 2000-01; Maryland Greenways Commission, 2000-01; Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, 2000-01; Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 2000-01; State Information Technology Board, 2000-01; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2000-01; Patuxent River Commission, 2000-01; Rural Legacy Board, 2000-01; Scenic and Wild Rivers Review Board, 2000-01; Interagency Committee on School Construction, 2000-01; State Highway Access Valuation Board, 2000-01; Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, 2000-01; Western Maryland Economic Development Task Force, 2000-01.
Environmental Engineer, Region 6, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1982-84. Environmental Engineer, Toxic Substances Control Division, California Department of Health Services, 1984-85. Chief, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Enforcement Section, Hazardous Waste Management Division, Region 6, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1988-89. Branch Chief, Office of Policy Analysis, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1992-95 (senior policy analyst, 1989-90; section chief, 1990-92). Director, Development, Community and Environment Division, Office of Policy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1995-2000.
Chair, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Sustainable Communities Task Force of President's Council on Sustainable Development, 1995-97. Member, White House Livable Communities Task Force, 1999-.
Director, Office of Planning, District of Columbia, 2007-14. Member, National Capital Planning Commission, 2007-14.
Director, Office of Economic Resilience, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2014-15. Board of Directors, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, 2014-16. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Community Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2015-.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, 1961. Attended Washington University, 1978-81 (civil engineering & public policy). Loeb Fellow, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 2003-04. Executive Director, Smart Growth Leadership Institute, 2003-07. Director, Governors' Institute on Community Design, 2004-07. Smart Growth Hero, 1000 Friends of Maryland, 2014. Married.
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