[photo, Charles I. Ecker, County Executive, Howard County, Maryland] CHARLES I. (CHUCK) ECKER, Ph.D. (1928-2015)
County Executive (Republican), 1990-98

County Executive, Howard County, December 1990 to December 1998. Member, Baltimore Regional Council of Governments, 1990-92; Governor's Task Force on School Construction, 1992-93; Baltimore Metropolitan Council, 1992-98 (chair, 1997-98). Board of Visitors, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical System, 1992-98.

Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Howard County, 1963-67.

Director of Business Affairs, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Prince George's County, 1967-74.

Assistant Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent of Schools, Howard County, 1974-89. Co-Chair, Economic and Workforce Development Task Force of Commission on the Future of Howard Community College, 1998-99.

Superintendent of Schools, Carroll County, 2002-10 (interim superintendent of schools, 2000-02 & former assistant superintendent of schools).

Member, Task Force to Study Public School Facilities, 2003; Governor's Commission on Quality Education, 2004-05 (vice-chair, subcommittee on global best-practices in education); Task Force on Comparable Testing Methods for the Maryland High School Assessments, 2004-06; Public School Labor Relations Board, 2011-15.

Born in Uniontown, Maryland, December 8, 1928. Attended Westminster High School, Westminster, Maryland. Served in U.S. Navy, 1945-47. University of Maryland; Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College), B.A. (biology & physical education), 1951; University of North Carolina, M.E.D. (physical education), 1955, and Ph.D. (education administration), 1964. Former teacher, Taneytown Junior/Senior High School, Taneytown, Maryland; North Carroll High School, Hampstead, Maryland. President, Association of School Business Officials, 1971-72. Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 1996. Board of Directors, American Lung Association of Maryland, 1998-. Member, Executive Committee (at large), Maryland Council on Economic Education, 2003. Board of Directors, making CHANGE, 2011-. Advisory Board Linwood Center, 2013-. Regional Visionary Award, Greater Baltimore Committee, 1997. Trustee Alumni Award, McDaniel College, 2010. Married; two children, eleven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Died in Columbia, Maryland, October 21, 2015.

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