Work: Senior Vice President of Administration and Corporate Affairs – Tradepoint Atlantic.
Why I serve: Dundalk is indeed on the cusp of a real renaissance, and I am very happy to play a part in helping to bring jobs and economic opportunity back to this strong venerable community. DRC’s mission to help individuals and families realize the dream of home ownership is especially meaningful to me. I strongly believe in reinvesting in older communities as they are the backbone of our American society. Let’s focus on rebuilding and reinvestment rather than policies of the recent past that lead to abandonment of our urban and traditional community centers.
How I got involved: I first got involved with DRC when I joined Tradepoint Atlantic to help remake Sparrows Point into a regional economic center for jobs and opportunity. Getting involved with community based organizations was important to help better understand the needs and visions the greater Dundalk community has. I look forward to working together to make Dundalk a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family.
Skills and expertise: Prior to my work with Tradepoint Atlantic and the DRC, I previously held the role of Director of Corporate Affairs for Erickson Living, a national manager and developer of senior living retirement communities. I have also served in executive roles in Maryland state and local government. Most recently as Chief of Staff to Harford County Executive David R. Craig, and prior to that as Assistant Secretary of Planning for Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. Prior to my tenure in government, as an Associate for Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., I provided program management, public relations and strategic communications support for a Department of Defense client (U.S. Army Environmental Center at Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground). With a 20 year career in government and political involvement, I have worked with numerous local, state and federal elected officials. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Policy from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
Other comments: As an Eagle Scout, I value community service as an important part of good citizenship, and I am active in numerous community organizations. I am also a proud father of a 17 yo daughter. I am a student of history, and I love the rich culture, traditions and history Dundalk has to offer. A quintessential American community!