County Executive, Howard County, December 1, 2014 to December 3, 2018. Board of Directors, Baltimore Metropolitan Council, 2014-18 (vice-chair, 2016; chair, 2017). Board of Visitors, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical System, 2014-18. Member, Baltimore Regional Transportation Board, 2014-18 (vice-chair, 2015; chair, 2015-17). Member, Governor's Workforce Investment Board, 2016-19; Central Maryland Regional Transit Plan Commission, 2018.
Member, State Workers' Compensation Commission, 2018- (chair, medical fee guide revision committee, 2019-).
Chair, Board of [Liquor] License Commissioners, Howard County, 1998-99 (vice-chair, 1999-2002). Member, Howard County Council, representing District 5, 1998-2004. Member, Baltimore Metropolitan Council Advisory Board, 2000-02. Vice-Chair, Zoning Board, Howard County, 2003-04. Member, Patuxent River Commission, 2003-04; Task Force to Convene a Summit on Civic Literacy in Maryland, 2006; Task Force on the Future for Growth and Development in Maryland, 2006-08. Chair, Commission on Civic Literacy, 2008-12. Member, Attorney General's Advisory Committee on Campaign Finance, 2010-11; Task Force to Study Maryland Insurance of Last-Resort Programs, 2012-14; Task Force to Study the Applicability of the Maryland Prevailing Wage Law, 2013-14.
Born in Olney, Maryland, October 20, 1958. Attended Howard County public schools; Atholton High School, Columbia, Maryland; University of Maryland Baltimore County, B.A. (political science), 1981; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1988. Certified mediator. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1988. Attorney. Smith, Somerville & Case, 1988-91 (legal assistant, 1984-88). Herwig & Humphreys, LLP (associate, 1991-96; partner, 1996-2003). Co-owner, Twin Knolls Title Company, 2006-08. Godwin Erlandson, MacLaughlin, Vernon & Daney, LLC, 2008-. Maryland Public Policy Conflict Resolution Fellow, Center for Dispute Resolution, University of Maryland School of Law, 2008. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (negligence, insurance & workers' compensation section); Howard County Bar Association. Member, Howard County Republican Central Committee, 1990-98 (chair, 1992-97; vice-chair, 1990-92). President, Howard County Republican Club, 1989-90 (vice-president, 1988-89). Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 2012. Board of Directors, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, 2015-. Treasurer, Maryland Association of Counties, 2017-18. Co-Chair, Fair Maps Maryland, 2021-. Robert H. Kittleman Life Achievement Award, Howard County Republican Central Committee, 2003. Outstanding Legislator of the Year, Maryland Business for Responsive Government, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011. Howard County Good Scout Award, Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, 2016. Innovator of the Year, Daily Record, 2017. Humanitarian Award, Howard County Community Action Council, 2017. Member, Grace Community Church, Fulton, Maryland. Married; four children.
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