Secretary of Planning, July 1, 2001 to January 15, 2003. Member, Baltimore Region Rail System Plan Advisory Committee, 2001-02. Vice-Chair, Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2001-03. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2001-03; Cabinet Council on Business, Economic Development, and Transportation, 2001-03.
Deputy Staff Director, U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, 1992-93 (professional staff member, 1988-92). Chief of Staff, U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, 1993-95. Director, International Transportation Program, Center for Clean Air Policy, 1995-96. Executive Director, Surface Transportation Policy Project, 1998-2001 (deputy director, 1996-98).
Member, Congressional Observer Group, United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (The Earth Summit), Rio de Janeiro, 1992; Subcommittee on Planning and Policy Review, Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences, 1992. Board of Advisors, Center for Transportation and the Environment, North Carolina State University, 1998-. Founder and chair, executive committee, Smart Growth America, 2000-. Board member, National Neighborhood Coalition, 2001-.
Member, Transportation Solutions Group, Smart Growth and Neighborhood Conservation Subcabinet, 1998-99; Circulation Systems Advisory Committee, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 2000.
Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation, 2009-.
Born in Mountain View, California, September 14, 1962. University of California at Santa Barbara, B.A. (aquatic biology), 1983. Served in U.S. Peace Corps, Ecuador, 1983-86. Iverson Guest Lecturer, Maxwell School for Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, 1992. Leadership in Intergovernmental Cooperation Award, National Association of Regional Councils, 1992. Special Recognition Award, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, 2000.
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