Acting Secretary of Housing & Community Development, 2014-15

Acting Secretary of Housing and Community Development, September 1, 2014 to January 6, 2015. Resigned January 6, 2015. Deputy Secretary of Housing and Community Development, March 26, 2007 to August 31, 2014.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2014-15; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2014-15. Chair, Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code Advisory Council, 2014-15; Commission on Crossroads Development, 2014-15; Interagency Food Desert Advisory Committee, 2014-15. Member, Maryland Affordable Housing Trust, 2014-15; Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 2014-15; Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Board, 2014-15; State Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council, 2014-15; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2014-15; Maryland State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, 2014-15; Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, 2014-15; Financial Education and Capability Commission, 2014-15; Maryland Green Building Council, 2014-15; Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, 2014-15; Maryland Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 2014-15; Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2014-15; State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2014-15; Maryland Integrated Map Executive Committee, 2014-15; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2014-15; Council on Open Data, 2014-15; Rural Maryland Council, 2014-15; Governor's Commission on Small Business, 2014-15; State Center Executive Committee, 2014-15; Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission, 2014-15 (co-chair, neighborhood stabilization & homeownership work group, 2014-15).

Member, Governor's Commission on Housing Policy, 2003-04; Climate Change Commission, 2014.

Director, Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Montgomery County, 2015-.

Born in High Point, North Carolina, April 1, 1953. Winston-Salem State University, B.A. (business administration), 1975; Howard University, M.B.A., 1994; Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Vice-President for Community Lending, Maryland National Bank, 1977-94 and Signet Bank, 1994-97. Deputy Executive Director & Corporate Treasurer, Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, 1998-2003. Director, Baltimore Office, Enterprise Community Partners, 2003-07. Member, Associated Black Charities; Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers; Maryland Center for Community Economic Development; Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (community development advisory committee, community investment council); Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc.; Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore; Urban Financial Services Coalition. Married; one child.

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