Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2007-. Chair, Base Realignment and Closure Subcabinet, 2007-. Member, Governor's Subcabinet for International Affairs, 2007-; Task Force on the Future for Growth and Development in Maryland, 2007-08; Commission to Develop the Maryland Model for Funding Higher Education, 2007-. Board of Directors, East Baltimore Development, Inc., 2007-. Chair, Maryland Health Quality and Cost Council, 2008-; Veterans Behavioral Health Advisory Board, 2008-. Member, Governor's Family Violence Council, 2008-.
Chair, Southern Regional Executive Committee, National Lieutenant Governors Association, 2007-08. Treasurer, National Lieutenant Governors Association, 2008-09. Co-Chair, Mission Growth Working Group, Center for Best Practices, National Governors Association, 2008-.
Co-Chair, Agency Review Team for U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Obama-Biden Transition, 2008-09.
Member of House of Delegates, January 13, 1999 to January 10, 2007. Majority Whip, 2004-07. Member, Judiciary Committee, 2003-07 (vice-chair, 2003-04); Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 2000-07; Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 2006-07. Member, Economic Matters Committee, 1999-2003 (health insurance subcommittee, 1999-2003; real estate & housing subcommittee, 1999-2003; workers' compensation subcommittee, 1999-2003; science & technology subcommittee, 2000-03); Joint Technology Oversight Committee, 2000-03; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2003-04; Article 27 Revision Committee, 2003-04; Special Committee on Higher Education Affordability and Accessibility, 2003-04. Chair, Medical Malpractice Insurance Work Group, 2004. Member, Legislative Policy Committee, 2005; Special Joint Committee on State Employee Rights and Protections, 2005. Member, Bi-County Committee, Prince George's County Delegation, 2003-07 (law enforcement & state-appointed boards committee, 1999-2002). Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (formerly Maryland Legislative Black Caucus), 1999-2007 (economic development committee, 2000-07).
Member, Board of Trustees, Prince George's Community College, 1995-99 (chair, 1998-99); County Executive's Welfare-To-Work Advisory Panel, Prince George's County, 1997-98. Member, Business and Technology Division Task Force, 2000. Board of Governors, Council of State Governments, 2003-. Member, Governor's Task Force on Medical Malpractice and Health Care Access, 2004.
Chair, Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2006-07.
Born in Huntington, New York, November 21, 1961. Harvard University, A.B. (government), cum laude, 1984. Served in U.S. Army, Aviation Officer (captain), 1984-89, U.S. Army Reserve, 1989- (currently Col. in Judge Advocate General's Corps; served in Iraq with 353rd Civil Affairs Command as Senior Consultant to Iraqi Ministry of Displacement and Migration, 2004-05), (bronze star medal; meritorious service medal; army commendation with 2 oak leaf clusters; army achievement medal with oak leaf cluster, army reserve component achievement medal with 3 oak leaf clusters; national defense service medal with bronze star device; Iraq campaign medal; global war on terrorism service medal; military outstanding voluntary service medal; armed forces reserve medal with bronze hourglass & m device; army service ribbon; army overseas service ribbon; army reserve component overseas training ribbon; aviator badge; airborne badge; air assault badge). Harvard University Law School, J.D., 1992. Admitted to New York Bar, 1993 (inactive); Maryland Bar, 1994; District of Columbia Bar, 1994 (resigned). Attorney. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (real property, planning & zoning section); J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association. Associate Attorney, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, Washington, DC, 1994-98; Gibbs & Haller, 1998-2007. Lecturer, Legal Assistant Program, Georgetown University, 1996-97. President, Lake Pointe Home Owners' Association, 1996-98. Executive Committee, Prince George's Law Foundation, 1999-. Board member, Adoptions Together, Inc., 2001-. Board of Directors, Community Legal Services of Prince George's County, Inc., 2007-; Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, 2007-. Member, Platform Drafting Committee, Democratic National Committee, 2008. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2008. Pro Bono Award, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, 1998. Toll Fellow, Council of State Governments, 2000. Legislative Award, Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland, 2003. Adoption Visionary Award, Maryland Social Services Administration, 2003. Leadership Award, Maryland Justice Coalition, 2004. Medal of Civic Honor, National Conference of State Legislators, 2005. Distinguished Community Service Award, Prince George's County Educators' Association, 2005. Leadership Award, Maryland Court Appointed Special Advocate Association, 2005. Service Award, Disabled American Veterans, 2006. Civic Leadership Award, Prince George's Community Foundation, 2007. Dignatory of the Year Award, Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Region, American Red Cross, 2007. Bicentennial Medal, Mount St. Mary's University, 2008. Regional Visionary of the Year, Greater Baltimore Committee, 2008. National Leadership Award, National Forum for Black Public Administrators, 2008. Advocacy in Action Award, Maryland Association of Youth Services Bureaus, 2008. Champion Award for support of school-based health centers, Maryland Assembly on School-Based Health Care, 2008. Good Scout Award, Boy Scouts of America, 2009. Two children.
July 1, 2009
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