Secretary of Transportation, 1999-2003
Deputy Secretary of Transportation, 1997-98
Environmental Planner, Department of Environmental Resources, Prince George's County, 1986-87. Development Manager, Office of County Executive, Prince George's County, 1989-95 (development review coordinator, 1987-89).
Governor's Ombudsman and Assistant Secretary for Economic Development Policy, Department of Business and Economic Development, 1995-96.
Vice-President for Administrative Affairs, University of Maryland, College Park, 2003-07. Board of Visitors, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, 2014-.
Secretary of Transportation, March 6, 2007 to June 1, 2009. Resigned June 1, 2009. Acting Secretary of Transportation, January 17, 2007 to March 6, 2007. Member, Task Force to Combat Driving under the Influence of Drugs and Alcohol, 2007-08; Maryland Highway Centennial Executive Committee, 2007-08; Pricing and Selection Committee for Rehabilitation and Employment Programs, 2007-08; Governor's Executive Council, 2007-09; Base Realignment and Closure Subcabinet, 2007-09; Governor's Subcabinet for International Affairs, 2007-09; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2007-09. Chair, Maryland Aviation Commission, 2007-09; Maryland Port Commission, 2007-09; Maryland Transportation Authority, 2007-09; Executive Committee, Transportation Enhancements Program, 2007-09. Co-Chair, Executive Committee for Dredged Material Management Plans, 2007-09. Member, Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 2007-09; Interstate Air Quality Council, 2007-09; Asbestos Oversight Committee, 2007-09; Capital Debt Affordability Committee, 2007-09; Maryland Clean Car and Energy Policy Task Force, 2007-09; Climate Change Commission, 2007-09; Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays, 2007-09; Commission on State Debt, 2007-09; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2007-09; Maryland Economic Development Corporation, 2007-09; Maryland Green Building Council, 2007-09; Task Force on the Future for Growth and Development in Maryland, 2007-09; Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, 2007-09; Maryland Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 2007-09; Governor's Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2007-09; State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2007-09; Maryland Military Installation Council, 2007-09; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2007-09; Patuxent River Commission, 2007-09; Procurement Advisory Council, 2007-09; Maryland Rural Broadband Coordination Board, 2007-09; Statewide Empowerment Zones for Seniors Commission, 2007-09; Interagency Committee on Specialized Transportation, 2007-09; State Center Executive Committee, 2007-2009; Transportation Professional Services Selection Board, 2007-09; Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, 2007-09; Washington Suburban Transit Commission, 2007-09. Member, All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety Task Force, 2008-09; Maryland State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, 2008-09; Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee, 2008-09; Pricing and Selection Committee for the Employment Works Program, 2008-09.
Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation, June 1, 2009 to December 27, 2013.
Born in Rochester, New York, December 14, 1958. University of Dayton, B.A. (political science), 1981; Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, State University of New York at Albany, M.P.A. (public administration), 1985. Policy Scholar, New York Sea Grant Institution, 1984-86. Vice-President, Loiederman Associates, 1996-97. Senior Vice-President and Director, Strategic Consulting, Parsons Brinckerhoff, 2013-. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2004. Chair, Climate Change Steering Committee, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, 2008-. Past member, Board of Directors, Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association. Past representative of Governor to Economic Development Advisory Committee of National Governor's Association; Maryland Communications Center; Italy-America Chamber of Commerce. Smart Growth Hero, 1000 Friends of Maryland, 2014. Married; five children.
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