Member of Senate, representing District 35 (Harford & Cecil counties), 1997-99. Member, Budget and Taxation Committee, 1997-99 (public safety, transportation, economic development and natural resources subcommittee); Joint Audit Committee, 1998-99; Joint Subcommittee on Program Open Space and Agricultural Land Preservation, 1998-99.
Member, Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, 1998; Aquaculture Advisory Committee, 1998-99. Chair, Maryland Comprehensive Transit Plan Transit Advisory Panel, 1998-99.
Citizen member, Board of Estimates, Harford County, 1978-82. Chair, Commission on Human Relations, 1988-89 (member, 1985-89). Member, Baltimore/Washington International Airport Advisory Committee, 1993. Co-Chair, Sound Barrier Review Panel, 1995-96. Member, Council on Management and Productivity, 1995-97.
Member, Transportation Opportunities Committee of Baltimore Metropolitan Council, 2000; Advisory Board, Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office, 2003-09. Member, Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2006-07 (co-chair, transportation work group, 2006-07). Member, Maryland Highway Centennial Executive Committee, 2007-08; Maryland Port Commission, 2007-16; Mayor's Blue Ribbon Committee on Property Tax Reform, Baltimore City, 2007-; Human Relations Commission Law Article Review Committee, 2008-09. Chair, Camden Yards Sports and Entertainment Commission, 2008-. Chair, Video Lottery Facility Location Commission, 2008-14. Member, Maryland Green Jobs and Industry Task Force, 2010; Jobs and Economic Development Committee, Baltimore City Mayor's Transition Team, 2010; Blue Ribbon Commission on Maryland Transportation Funding, 2010-12. Board of Visitors, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical System. Member, Mayor's Council on Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises, Baltimore City, 2012-; President's Advisory Council, Baltimore City Community College, 2015-. Member, External Advisory Board, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2016-; Workforce Development Board, Baltimore City; COVID-19 Small Business Task Force, Baltimore City, 2020-.
Born in Killeen, Texas, June 23, 1955. Attended Bel Air Senior High School, Bel Air, Maryland; Frostburg State College, B.S. (political science), 1977; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1979. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1980. Attorney. Member, Maryland State Bar Association; Harford County Bar Association. President and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Baltimore Committee, 2002- (past executive vice-president & general counsel). Member, Democratic Central Committee of Harford County, 1980-82, 1986-90 (chair, 1986-90). Board of Directors, American Red Cross, Northeastern District, 1984-89 (chair, 1986-89). President, Bel Air Jaycees, 1983. Board of Directors, Downtown Management Authority, 2002-; Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, 2002-. Campaign Chair, United Way of Central Maryland, 2015 (chair, journey home, 2012). Board of Directors, Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association; CollegeBound Foundation; Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake; Harford Mutual Insurance Companies; Hippodrome Foundation; St. Joseph's Medical Center, University of Baltimore Foundation. Board of Trustees, Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs. Board of Business Advisors, Capitol College. Named one of Ten Outstanding Young Marylanders by Maryland Jaycees, 1988. Influential Marylanders in Civic Leadership, Daily Record, 2008, 2010, 2012 (Circle of Influence). Innovator of the Year, Daily Record, 2009, 2010. Maryland's Most Admired CEOs, Daily Record, 2012, 2018, 2020 (circle of leadership, 2020). Icon Honors, Daily Record, 2017. Power 100 List, Daily Record, 2021. Business and Civic Hall of Fame, Baltimore Sun, 2021. Married; one son.
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