Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2015-; Governor's Council on the Chesapeake Bay (Governor's Chesapeake Bay Cabinet), 2015-; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2015-. Chair, Task Force to Study Enhancing Boating and the Boating Industry in Maryland, 2015-16; Cliff Erosion Steering Committee, 2015-; Coast Smart Council, 2015-; Rural Legacy Board, 2015-; Scenic and Wild Rivers Review Board, 2015-. Co-Chair, Executive Committee for Dredged Material Management Plans, 2015-; Maryland Partnership for Children in Nature, 2015-17. Board of Directors, Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation, 2015-. Member, Governor's Intergovernmental Commission for Agriculture, 2015-; Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Board, 2015-; Animal Waste Technology Fund Advisory Committee, 2015-; Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee, 2015-; Blue Crab Task Force, 2015-; Chesapeake Bay Commission, 2015-; Chesapeake Bay Trust, 2015-; Climate Change Commission, 2015-16; Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays, 2015-; Maryland Green Building Council, 2015-; Maryland Green Purchasing Committee, 2015-; Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, 2015-; Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee, 2015-; Invasive Plants Advisory Committee, 2015-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2015-17; Task Force to Study the Impact of Ocean Acidification on State Waters, 2015; Council on Open Data, 2015-; Patuxent River Commission, 2015-; Pesticide Advisory Committee, 2015-; Maryland Pesticide Reporting and Information Work Group, 2015; Potomac River Fisheries Commission, 2015-; Rural Maryland Council, 2015-; Seafood Marketing Advisory Committee, 2015-; State Soil Conservation Committee, 2015-; Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission, 2015-; Transportation Enhancements Program Executive Committee, 2015-; Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, 2015; Commission on Climate Change, 2016-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs, 2017-. Co-Chair, Project Green Classrooms Initiative, 2017-; Maryland Outdoor Recreation Economic Commission, 2017-. Member, Deep Creek Lake Policy and Review Board, 2018-.
Member, Board of County Commissioners, Queen Anne's County, 1994-96.
County Administrator, Queen Anne's County, 1999-2002. County Administrator, Page County, Virginia, 2005-12. County Administrator, Charles County, 2012-14.
Born in Flemington, New Jersey. U.S. Naval Academy, B.S. (political science), 1983; Regis University, M.B.A.; College of Distance Education, U.S. Naval War College. Served in U.S. Navy, 1983-90; U.S. Naval Reserve, 1990-2014 (kosovo, 2001; baghdad, 2009-10; commander, navy expeditionary logistics support group; deputy commander, naval supply systems command; rear admiral). Executive Director, Pride of Baltimore, Inc., 1996-99. Married; six children.
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