[photo, Peta N. Richkus, Maryland Secretary of General Services] PETA N. RICHKUS
Secretary of General Services, 1999-2003

Secretary of General Services, January 4, 1999 to January 15, 2003. Construction Advisor, Board of Public Works, 1999-2003. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 1999-2003; Smart Growth and Neighborhood Conservation Subcabinet, 1999-2001. Chair, Government House Trust, 1999-2003.

Member, Task Force on School Construction Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship Programs, 1999; Task Force on Regulatory Reform, 1999-2001; Asbestos Oversight Committee, 1999-2003. Board of Directors, Bainbridge Development Corporation, 1999-2003. Member, Commission on Correctional Standards, 1999-2003; Customer Council (State Use Industries), 1999-2003; Maryland Food Center Authority, 1999-2003; General Professional Services Selection Board, 1999-2003; Hall of Records Commission, 1999-2003; State Information Technology Board, 1999-2003; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 1999-2003; Pricing Committee for Blind Industries and Services of Maryland, 1999-2003; Pricing and Selection Committee for Rehabilitation and Employment Programs, 1999-2003; Procurement Advisory Council, 1999-2003; Interagency Committee on School Construction, 1999-2003; State Use Industries Management Council, 1999-2003 (state use industries advisory committee, 1999); Governor's Council on the Chesapeake Bay (Governor's Chesapeake Bay Cabinet), 2000-03. Chair, Task Force to Study Lighting Efficiency and Light Pollution in Maryland, 2001-02. Chair, Maryland Green Buildings Council, 2001-03. Member, Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2001-03; Task Force to Study Public School Facilities, 2002-03; Rebuild La Plata Task Force, 2002-03; Maryland Security Council, 2002-03.

Member, Maryland Port Commission, 2008-15.

Member, Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee on Trade, U.S. Trade Representative's Office, 2010-14.

Born in Manila, Philippine Islands, 1947. University of Rhode Island, B.A., with honors, 1970; University of Baltimore, M.B.A., summa cum laude, 1980; Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Former research analyst, Baltimore County Economic Development Commission. Senior Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, Buchart-Horn, Inc., 1987-98. Board of Directors, AFRO-American Newspapers, 1986-99. Trustee, Baltimore Public Works Museum, 1986-99. Alumni board of governors, University of Baltimore, 1998-2004. Life member and Fellow, Society of American Military Engineers; Society of Marketing Professional Services. Member, Baltimore Heritage; Maryland Historical Society; Baltimore Museum of Art; Walters Art Museum; Network 2000. Assistant Chair, Maryland Charity Campaign, 2002. Adjunct faculty, University of Baltimore; Towson University. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2000. Public Service Award for Outstanding Leadership in Energy Efficiency, U.S. Energy Association, 2001. Alumna of the Year, Merrick School of Business, University of Baltimore, 2002. Award of Excellence, Congress for the New Urbanism, 2002. H. Mebane Turner Services Award, University of Baltimore, 2003. Married; one daughter, three stepdaughters.

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