Assistant Secretary, Regional Development, January 2007 to February 2009.
Deputy Secretary of Business & Economic Development, February 2009 to January 2013. Member, Ecosystem Services Working Group, Dept. of Natural Resources, 2010-11. Chair, Task Force on Industrial Job Creation in Baltimore County, 2011-12. Member, Marcellus Shale Safe-Drilling Initiative Advisory Commission, 2011-15; Task Force to Study Economic Development and Apprenticeships, 2013.
Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2013-15; Governor's Subcabinet for International Affairs, 2013-15; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2013-15. Chair, Maryland Military Installation Council, 2013-15. Co-Chair, Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) Stakeholder Work Group, 2013-15. Board of Directors, Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation, 2013-15. Member, Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Board, 2013-15; Governor's Intergovernmental Commission for Agriculture, 2013-15; Animal Waste Technology Fund Advisory Committee, 2013-15; Maryland Aviation Commission, 2013-15. Board of Directors, Bainbridge Development Corporation, 2013-15. Member, Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays, 2013-15; Maryland Commission on Cybersecurity Innovation and Excellence, 2013-15; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2013-15; Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority, 2013-15; Maryland Economic Development Commission, 2013-15; Education and Workforce Training Coordinating Council for Correctional Institutions, 2013-15; Maryland Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council, 2013-15; Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, 2013-15; Maryland Green Purchasing Committee, 2013-15; Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, 2013-15; State Highway Access Valuation Board, 2013-15; Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 2013-15; Maryland Industrial Development Financing Authority, 2013-15. Member, Maryland Life Sciences Advisory Board, 2013-15; Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, 2013-15; Maryland Integrated Map Executive Committee, 2013-15; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2013-15; Maryland Offshore Wind Business Development Advisory Committee, 2013-15. Board of Directors, PenMar Development Corporation, 2013-15. Member, Maryland Port Commission, 2013-15; P-20 Leadership Council of Maryland, 2013-15; Renewable Fuels Incentive Board, 2013-15; Rural Maryland Council, 2013-15; Governor's Commission on Small Business, 2013-15; Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority, 2013-15; Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, 2013-15; State Center Executive Committee, 2013-15; Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission, 2013-15. Board of Directors, Maryland Technology Development Corporation, 2013-15. Member, Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, 2013-15; Governorís Warrior to Worker Council, 2013-15; Maryland Wine and Grape Promotion Council, 2013-15; Governor's Workforce Investment Board, 2013-15. Board of Directors, Maryland Workforce Corporation, 2013-15. Member, Coast Smart Council, 2014-15; Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund Authority, 2014-15; Interagency Food Desert Advisory Committee, 2014-15; Council on Open Data, 2014-15; Task Force to Ensure Retirement Security for All Marylanders, 2014-15; Youth Apprenticeship Advisory Committee, 2014-15. Executive Board, Northeastern Maryland Additive Manufacturing Innovation Authority, 2014-15.
Acting Executive Director of Business and Economic Development, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, 2015-.
Economic Development Officer, Baltimore City, 2002-07. Member, Development Group, Mayor's Office, Baltimore City, 2003-06; Planning Commission, Baltimore City, 2003-06.
Born in Harrison Township, Michigan, February 3, 1954. Attended Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit, Michigan, 1971-73 (philosophy & theology). University of Detroit, B.A. (radio & television communications), 1976. Training specialist, Chrysler Corportation, 1977-79. Staff administrator, 1983-86, business operations coordinator, 1986-88, and business development & marketing, 1988-91, Westinghouse Electric Corporation. Partner, MasterWorks MultiMedia, Inc., 1991-92. Sales representative, 1992-94, Director, Comskill Learning Center, 1994-96, and Director, Sales and Marketing, 1996-97, O/E Mid-Atlantic, Inc. Sales manager, GE Capital IT Solutions, 1998-99. Senior account executive, ARIS Corportation, 1999-2000. Senior Account Executive, G1440, 2000-01. Account Executive, WLIF, CBS Radio, Baltimore, 2001-02. Advisory Board, University of Maryland Cooperative Education Office, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1984; University of Maryland Writing Institute, University of Maryland Writing Institute, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1984-85; The Johns Hopkins Diabetes Center, 1987-90. President, Maryland Chapter, International Television Association, 1990-92. Board of Directors, Greater Baltimore Technology Council, 1997-99 (chair, information technology committee, 1994-97); Downtown Management Authority, 2008-; Baltimore Convention and Tourism Board (Visit Baltimore), 2012-. Vice-Chair, Board of Directors, World Trade Center Institute, 2013-.
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