Co-Chair, Task Force to Study How to Improve Financial Literacy in the State, 2008-10. Board of Trustees, Maryland Environmental Trust, 2008-. Member, Financial Literacy Education Advisory Council, 2010-; Task Force on the Membership and Operation of the Baltimore County Board of Education, 2011. Co-Chair, Financial Education and Capability Commission, 2012-. Member, Thermal Renewable Energy Credit Task Force, 2013; Task Force to Ensure Retirement Security for All Marylanders, 2014-15; Aquatic Invasive Species Work Group, 2015; Climate Change Commission, 2015-16; Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, 2015-; Commission on Climate Change, 2016-; Chesapeake Bay Commission, 2018-; Soil Health Advisory Committee, 2019-.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, September 19, 1958. Attended Baltimore County public schools; Milford Mill High School, Windsor Mill, Maryland; Harvard College, B.A. (government), cum laude, 1981; Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, M.P.A. (public affairs), 1985; Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1985 (stone scholar, 1981-82). Attorney, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, Washington, DC, 1985-92. President, Grassroots Recycling, Inc., 1992-98. Co-founder, President, and Executive Director, Civic Works, 1992-. Member, Leadership Class of 1995, Greater Baltimore Committee; Baltimore County Democratic Central Committee, 1996-2002 (vice-chair, 1998-2001; chair, 2001-02). Board of Directors, Hillel of Greater Baltimore, 2000-02; United Way of Central Maryland; Jewish Volunteer Connection; Maryland Chapter, American Jewish Congress. Treasurer, Liberty Road Community Council, 1999-2002 (president, 1996-98). Board of Directors, Maryland Certified Public Managers Advisory Board, 2013-. Vice-President, Sudbrook Park, Inc. Board of Directors, National Association of Service and Conservation Corps; Liberty-Randallstown Coalition; Baltimore Jewish Council. Author, Fire in the Wind (2010). Legislative Leadership Award, Maryland Clean Energy Center, 2013. Chair, Social Action Committee, Temple Oheb Shalom, Baltimore, 2000-05. Married; three children.
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