Fiscal analyst, Department of Fiscal Services, 1978-84. Executive Director, Maryland Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority, 1984-87. Legislative officer, Governor's Legislative Office, 1987-91.
Chair, Maryland Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority, 1987-90. Member, Governor's Prescription Drug Commission, 1990-91; Governor's Task Force to Study Maryland State Police Salaries, 1990-91.
Deputy Secretary of Budget and Management, 1996-2000. Member, Task Force on Funding for the Maryland School for the Deaf, 1996; Task Force on Education Funding Equity, Accountability, and Partnerships, 1997-98.
Secretary of Budget and Management, June 1, 2000 to January 15, 2003. Member, Task Force to Study College Readiness for Disadvantaged and Capable Students, 2000-01; Community Access Steering Committee, 2000-01; Judith P. Hoyer Blue Ribbon Commission on the Financing of Early Child Care and Education, 2000-01; Smart Growth and Neighborhood Conservation Subcabinet, 2000-01; Governor's Executive Council, 2000-03; Governor's Subcabinet for Children, Youth, and Families, 2000-03; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2001-03; Governor's Council on Adolescent Pregnancy, 2000-03; Asbestos Oversight Committee, 2000-03; Board of Directors, Assistive Technology Guaranteed Loan Program, 2000-03; Capital Debt Affordability Committee, 2000-03; Commission on Correctional Standards, 2000-03; State Information Technology Board, 2000-03; Governor's Task Force to Study the Injured Workers' Insurance Fund, 2000; State Labor Relations Board, 2000-03; Interdepartmental Committee for Minority Affairs, 2000-03; Procurement Advisory Council, 2000-03; Board of Trustees, State Retirement and Pension System, 2000-03; Board of Revenue Estimates, 2000-03. Chair, State Employees' Health Insurance Advisory Council, 2000-03. Member, Commission on Education Finance, Equity, and Excellence, 2000-02; Transit Policy Panel, 2000-03; Maryland Green Buildings Council, 2001-03; Joseph Fund Board, 2001-03; Commission on Responsible Fatherhood, 2001-03; Task Force to Study Public School Facilities, 2002-03; Task Force to Study the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, 2002-03; Governor's Commission on the Structure and Efficiency of State Government, 2003 (independent agencies subcommittee).
Assistant Dean for Program Development and Business Affairs, University of Maryland Baltimore, School of Medicine, 2003-07. Member, State Planning Committee for Higher Education, 2004; College Savings Plans of Maryland Board, 2006-07. Member, Steering Committee, Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2006-07 (chair, budget & management work group).
Secretary of Budget and Management, March 15, 2007 to January 21, 2015. Acting Secretary of Budget and Management, January 17, 2007 to March 15, 2007. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2007-15; Children's Cabinet, 2007-15; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2007-15; Maryland Subcabinet for Public-Private Partnerships, 2013-15. Chair, State Employees' Health Insurance Advisory Council, 2007-08. Member, Task Force to Study the Developmental Disabilities Administration Rate-Payment System, 2007-08; Task Force to Study Group-Home Education and Placement Practices, 2007-08; Task Force on Health Care Access and Reimbursement, 2007-08; Commission to Develop the Maryland Model for Funding Higher Education, 2007-08; Commission to Study Southern Maryland Transportation Needs, 2007-08; Blue Ribbon Commission to Study Retiree Health-Care Funding Options, 2007-09. Board of Directors, Assistive Technology Guaranteed Loan Program, 2007-09. Member, Base Realignment and Closure Subcabinet, 2007-11; Climate Change Commission, 2007-14. Chair, Board of Trustees, Maryland Teachers and State Employees Supplemental Retirement Plans, 2007-15. Member, Asbestos Oversight Committee, 2007-15; Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee, 2007-15; Capital Debt Affordability Committee, 2007-15; Commission on Correctional Standards, 2007-15; Commission on State Debt, 2007-15; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2007-15; Maryland State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, 2007-15; Maryland Green Building Council, 2007-15. Board of Directors, Maryland Health Insurance Plan, 2007-15. Member, Coordinating Council for Juvenile Services Educational Programs, 2007-15; Interdepartmental Committee for Minority Affairs, 2007-15; Procurement Advisory Council, 2007-15. Board of Trustees, State Retirement and Pension System, 2007-15 (administrative committee, 2007-15; investment committee, 2007-15; corporate governance committee, 2013-15). Member, Board of Revenue Estimates, 2007-15; Maryland School-Based Health Center Policy Advisory Council, 2007-15; Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, 2007-15 (operations & management advisory committee); Maryland Business Tax Reform Commission, 2008-10; Task Force to Study the Procurement of Health and Social Services by State Agencies, 2008-10; Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee, 2008-15; Maryland Integrated Map Executive Committee, 2009-15; Joint Legislative and Executive Commission on Oversight of Public-Private Partnerships, 2010-12; Task Force to Study the Procurement of Health, Education, and Social Services by State Agencies, 2010-12; Blue Ribbon Commission on Maryland Transportation Funding, 2010-12; Maryland Green Purchasing Committee, 2010-15. Vice-Chair, Governorís Warrior to Worker Council, 2010-15 (chair, veterans recruitment for state employment subcommittee, 2010-15). Member, Maryland Health Care Reform Coordinating Council, 2010, 2011-15 (co-chair, health care delivery system work group, 2010); Work Group to Consider Gaming Expansion, 2012; Joint Committee on Health Benefit Exchange Financing, 2012; Council for the Procurement of Health, Educational and Social Services, 2012-15; Maryland Smart Growth Investment Fund Work Group, 2013-14; Coast Smart Council, 2014-15; Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2014-15; Task Force to Study Lottery Revenue, 2014-15; Council on Open Data, 2014-15; Task Force to Ensure Retirement Security for All Marylanders, 2014-15.
Member, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, 2016- (vice-chair, 2017-18); member, retirement plan board of trustees, 2017-).
Born in Richmond, Virginia. Howard University, B.A. (business administration), 1968; Kogod School of Business, American University, M.B.A., 1975; Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government, Harvard University, 1994. Founder, T. Eloise Foster & Associates, LLC (a consulting firm specializing in fiscal management & public policy issues), 2005. Honorary life member, National Association of State Budget Officers. Member, Breast Cancer Advisory Council, Magic Johnson Foundation; Washington Women's Investment Club (past vice-president). Member, Seton Keough School Board, 1987-91. Board of Directors, National Chronic Pain Association, 1988-91. Board of Trustees, Financial Accounting Foundation. Maryland Public Policy Conflict Resolution Fellow, Center for Dispute Resolution, University of Maryland School of Law, 2007. Past member, National Forum of Black Public Administrators; National Black MBA Association; Advisory Board, Howard University Cancer Center (dinner chair, fundraising gala, 1997). Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2002, 2007, 2010 (Circle of Excellence). Academy of Leaders, YWCA, Greater Baltimore, 2010. Influential Marylander, The Daily Record, 2013. Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award in the Field of Public Service, Howard University, 2014.
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