Delegate, Constitutional Convention of Maryland, 1967-68.
Member, House of Delegates, representing Baltimore County (District 5), 1969-74. Member, Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee, 1969-74.
Member, Commission on Young Offenders, 1970-73.
Member, State Senate, representing Baltimore County (District 7), 1975-78. Member, Constitutional and Public Law Committee, 1975-78; Maryland Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation, 1977-78.
Board of Visitors, Towson State University, 1981-89. Member, Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Commission, 1985-88; State Board of Education, 1991-92; Governor's Commission on Efficiency and Economy in State Government, 1994. Chair, Governor's Commission on School Funding, 1994. Member, BWI Airport Commission, 1994-96; Governor's Port Land-Use Task Force, 1996; Maryland Comprehensive Transit Plan Transit Advisory Panel, 1998-99; Council on Jury Use and Management, 1999-2000. Advisory Board, Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office, 2001-15. Advisory Council, Community Services Office, Essex Community College.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, December 31, 1945. Attended Baltimore County public schools; Frostburg State University, B.S., 1967; University of Maryland. President and Chief Executive Officer, Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, 2009-19 (interim president & chief executive officer, 2007-09). President and Chief Executive Officer, SunTrust Bank, Maryland, 2002-07. Board of Directors, Baltimore Branch, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, 2002-07. Former board member, Capital Savings Bank. Board of Trustees, Maryland Zoological Society, 1992-2002. President, Greater Baltimore Committee, 1993-2002. Chair, Board of Directors, Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) of Central Maryland, 2003-. Member, Maryland Judicial Campaign Conduct Committee, 2005-. Advisory Board, Maryland Center for Character Education. Board of Directors, Alliance, Inc.; Baltimore Center for the Performing Arts; Downtown Partnership of Baltimore. Board of Governors, Center Club, Baltimore. Board of Trustees, McDaniel College; Pride of Baltimore II. Board of Advisors, Institute of Human Virology. Board of Directors, J. Glenn Beall, Jr. Institute for Public Affairs, Frostburg State University. Former campaign chair, United Way of Maryland. Member, Democratic Club of Essex. Former director, Essex Improvement Association. Former president, Maryland Business Council (now Maryland Chamber of Commerce); Maryland Economic Growth Associates. Baltimore Circle of Excellence, Smart CEO Magazine, 2012. Business and Civic Hall of Fame, Baltimore Sun, 2021. Married; three children, three grandchildren.
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