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Velasquez, Director, Office of Latino Affairs
Maruca, Senior Deputy Director, Medical Assistance
Rice, Director, Child Support Enforcement Division, Office of
the Corporation Counsel
Brown, Jr., Office of Cable Television and Communications
Elder, III, Interim Commissioner, Department of Banking and
Robert C. Bobb
Robert C. Bobb brings more than 25 years of executive management
experience in both the public and private sectors to the District
government. He was the City Manager of Oakland, California from 1997 to
2003, and spent 11 years as the City Manager of Richmond, Virginia, from
1986-1997. Before that he also served as City Manager of Santa Ana,
California, and Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Mr. Bobb is a nationally recognized leader in the areas of public
finance, economic development, public safety, and community-based
government. His work in municipal government has been acknowledged with
several rewards, including the International City Management Association’s
(ICMA) L.P. Cookingham Award for Career Development and the National
Forum of Black Public Administrators’ (NFBPA) Marks of Excellence. He
has also been awarded four ICMA Innovation Awards.
Mr. Bobb frequently lectures on urban issues and was recently
selected as a local government delegate to the World Summit on
Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2002.
Additionally, Mr. Bobb has received gubernatorial appointments to such
bodies as the Virginia State Crime Commission and the Board of Visitors
of the Virginia Military Institute.
Mr. Bobb is currently the president of NFBPA, a member of the ICMA
and California’s City/County Management Association, and a Fellow of
the National Academy of Public Administration. He currently serves on
the board of directors for the Bay Area Economic Forum, Chabot Space
& Science Center, and Children’s Hospital of Oakland Foundation.
Mr. Bobb earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from
Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana, and his Master of
Science in business from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo,
Michigan. He has also completed the certificate program for Senior
Executives in State and Local Governments from the John F. Kennedy
School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Robert C. Bobb
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Twenty plus years professional management experience in
private and public sectors at chief executive level.. Recognized for
innovative leadership, with Special achievements in public safety,
finance and community development, employee development and community
neighborhood empowerment programs.
President and CEO. LAPA Group LLC
City Manager and Executive Director of the City
of Oakland Redevelopment Agency
November 1997 - July 2003
City Manager, Richmond, Virginia
July 1986 - November
City Manager, Santa Ana, California
January 1984 - July
November 1976 - January 1984
Acting City Manager
April 1976 - November 1976
Assistant City Manager
Assistant Director of Public Utilities
1972 - 1974
Aetna Insurance Company, Hartford, Connecticut
Southfield, Michigan Regional Office, 1970 - 19 72
Professional Administrative Management Program
Salvation Army North End Corps
1968 - 1969 (part-time)
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Program for Senior Executives in State and local
Government, 1980 - Certificate Program
Recipient of Joyce Foundation Fellowship
Granted by Harvard University to further the development
of promising young public administrators from the upper Midwest region
of the United States, 1980
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo,
Master of Science in Business, 1978
University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Graduate School of Business, 1969 - Initial course work
Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, minor in
Latin-America studies, 1968
CityFlight News Magazine 10 Most Influential African
Americans in the Bay Area, Public Service Award, January 2003
International City/County Management Association, 30
Years of Public Service Award, October 2002
Conference of Minority Public Administration (COMPA)
National Public Service Award, January 2000
International City Management Association, L.P.
Cookingham Award for Career Development, 1997
National Forum for Black Public Administrators, Marks of
Excellence Award, 1997
Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public
City and State Most Valuable Public Official in the
Nation Award, 1993
International City Management Association Innovation
Award for Public Safety, 1991
International City Management Association
Innovation Award for Employee Excellence, 1990
Manager of the Year 1987 - 1988, International Management
Council, Richmond, Chapter
State of Michigan Legislative House and
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 845 Tribute in "Recognition of
Exemplary Services" as Kalamazoo City Manager 1984
International City Management Association., Management
Innovation Award, "Cutback Management", 1982
Richmond, Virginia Neighborhood Teams" Founder's
Award, "A Guiding Force Behind its Creation", 1999
Virginia Commonwealth University Edward A. Wayne Medal in
Public Service in Urban Management and Urban Programs for Others to
SIGNIFICANT CITY AWARDS
Virginia Municipal League President's Award
"Reorganization of the Department of Recreation & Parks",
Virginia Municipal League Achievement Award for Public
Safety Community Policing, 1991
Continuous receipt of Government Finance Officers
Association Annual Award for Effective Budgeting since 1986 and for
Annual Financial Report since 1985
League of California Cities Helen Putnum Award for
Excellence for Civilianization of the Santa Ana Police Department, 1985
1984 Academy of Cable Programming Nominee for Children's
Programming A.C.E. Award for Write-One: The Story of Graffiti, 1985
CURRENT PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
National Forum for Black Public Administrators, National
Bay Area Chapter of the National Forum for Black Public
International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
California's City/County Management Association
City/County Management Association
Fellow of the National Academy of
Public Administration (NAPA)
College of William & Mary, Thomas
Jefferson Program in Public Policy
BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPOINTMENTS (current)
Bay Area Economic Forum
Chabot Space & Science Center
Children's Hospital of
Holy Redeemer Monastery
Oakland Military Institute
BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPOINTMENTS (former)
Riverfront Development Corporation (Vice President)
Festival Diogenes Corporation (President)
African-American Sports Hall of Fame, Inc. (President)
Virginia Biomedical Research Park (Secretary)
The National Forum for Black Public Administrators
National Civic League (Vice President)
Clean Sites, Inc.
The Center for Land Recycling Company and The Phoenix Land
Recycling Company (focus on Brownfields clean-up)
Richmond Renaissance, Inc., Executive Committee Secretary
City of Richmond Planning Commissioner
City of Richmond Port Commissioner
Editorial Board, State & Local Government Review
Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government,
Alumni Executive Committee
United Way of Greater Richmond
American Red Cross/Richmond Chapter
GOVERNORS' APPOINTMENT S
The Virginia State Crime Commission
Appointed by the Honorable Gerald L. Baliles, Governor of
Reappointed by the Honorable L. Douglas Wilder, Governor of
Reappointed by the Honorable George F. Allen, Governor of
Board of Visitors, Virginia Military Institute
Appointed by the Honorable L. Douglas Wilder Governor of
Reappointed by the Honorable George F. Allen, Governor of
The Commission on Parole Abolition and Sentencing Reform
Appointed by the Honorable George F. Allen, Governor of Virginia
The Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission
Appointed by the Honorable George F. Allen, Governor of
Construction Safety Standards Committee
Appointed by the Honorable William G. Miliken, Governor
The Task Force on State Penitentiary Removal from the
City of Richmond
Appointed by the Honorable Gerald L. Baliles, Governor
The Commission on Prison Overcrowding Advisory Council
Appointed by the Honorable Gerald L. Baliles, Governor of Virginia
Dillon Rule Study Commission
Appointed by the Honorable L. Douglas Wilder Governor of
Joint Subcommittee to Study Cost-Effective Measures
Appointed by the Honorable L. Douglas Wilder Governor of Virginia
Selected by the National Committee on United States/China
Relations to participate in a multi-city urban management workshop in
The Peoples Republic of China, 1991
Local government Delegate to the World Summit on
Sustainable Development (WSSD), in Johannesburg, South Africa, 2002
Delegate from the City of Richmond to President William
Jefferson Clinton's Summit for America's Future, Philadelphia,
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Gustavo F. Velasquez
Director, Office on Latino Affairs
Gustavo F. Velasquez joins the District from Congreso de Latinos
Unidos, Inc., the leading social service provider to Latinos in
Philadelphia, where he has served as Director of Operations since 2001.
In this role, Mr. Velasquez managed the operations of a $12 million
human services agency, and developed client data systems and program
evaluation guidelines for more than 45 programs. He also served as the
Division Director, Family and Community Development Division, where he
managed $2.3 million in government contracts and private grants in the
areas of child welfare, health promotion, housing counseling, financial
literacy, and economic self-sufficiency.
Mr. Velasquez also has private sector and international experience.
He has worked as a Research Associate at McGann Management Consultants,
and served as the Special Assistant to the Undersecretary of Planning,
in the Mexican Department of Agriculture, and as the Regional
Coordinator in the Office of Environmental Compliance for Coastal Zones
in the Mexican Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Mr. Velasquez was appointed to the Philadelphia Empowerment Zone
Community Trust Board and the Philadelphia HIV/AIDS Planning Council by
Mayor Street of Philadelphia, and was a founding member of the
Philadelphia Affordable Housing Coalition and the Philadelphia Latino
Taskforce for Workforce Development.
Mr. Velasquez received a bachelor of arts in Political Sciences and
Public Administration from the Universidad Iberoamericana, in Mexico
City, Mexico, and a Master in Public Administration from the Fels School
of Government at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia,
Gustavo F. Velasquez
Sep. 01/Present, Director of Operations, Congreso de
Latinos Unidos, Inc., Philadelphia. PA
- Oversee vital administrative
functions and operations for a $12 million human services agency
- Designed and coordinated planning
process for organization's 2003-2008 strategic plan
- Developed and direct client data
system and program evaluation guidelines for all 47 agency programs
- Developed the agency's operations
manual and updated human resources policies in coordination with legal
- Supervise resource development,
marketing and public relations functions
- Responsible for grant writing
targeting corporations and foundations for agency infrastructure and
- Initiated development of technical
assistance unit for projects generating unrestricted revenue
May 99/Sep. 01, Division Director, Family and Community
Development Division, Congreso de Latinos Unidos Inc., Philadelphia, PA
- Managed $2.3 million in government
contracts and private grants in areas of child welfare, health
promotion. housing counseling, financial literacy, and economic
- Leveraged resources for division
through government and foundation-based grant writing
- Directed day-to-day division's
programmatic and financial operations
- Monitored program compliance with
agency policy as well as applicable city. state and national regulations
- Produced and hosted weekly
educational radio program with an estimated audience of over 50,000
Oct. 98/April 99 , Research Associate, McGann Management
Consultants, Philadelphia, PA
- Developed and maintained database of
potential Latin American clients
June 98/Sep. 98 Intern, Wharton Econometrics Forecast
Associates (WEFA), Philadelphia, PA
- Performed economic data collection in support of WEFA Senior
Economists in the design and development of consulting projects for
June 9 /July 97, Special Assistant to the Undersecretary,
Undersecretariat of Planning, Department of Agriculture, Mexican Executive Branch,
Mexico City, Mexico
- Advised the Undersecretary on how to
best meet the demands of lobbying and constituency-based groups,
considering international trade openness and its effects on Mexican
- Drafted daily policy briefs for the
May 94/June 95, Regional Coordinator, Office of
Environmental Compliance for Coastal Zones, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Mexican
Executive Branch, Mexico City, Mexico
- Liaison between local entities and
the federal government for licensing of federal land use permits in
beaches and other coastal zones
Summer 94, Staff Member, Communications
Office of the Presidential Candidate, 1994 Federal Elections. National Revolutionary Party.
Mexico City, Mexico
- Provided support in the production
and logistics of radio and television interviews of presidential
1999, M.P.A, Public Administration, Fels
School of Government, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
1995, B.A., Political Sciences and Public
Administration, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City
2002, Philadelphia's Empowerment Zone
Community Trust Board member (4-year mayoral appointment)
2002, Grantsmanship Conference
participant. United States Intergovernmental Affairs Administration,
2001, United States Immigration Law and
Practices Fellowship appointee, University of Pennsylvania
2001, Philadelphia Affordable Housing Coalition founding member
2000, Philadelphia's HIV/AIDS Planning
Council member (2-year mayoral appointment)
2000, National Council of La Raza
1999, Philadelphia Latino Taskforce for
Workforce Development founding member
1999, Philadelphia Foundation's Community
Strengthening Grants Committee member
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Robert T. Maruca
Senior Deputy Director, Medical Assistance Administration
Department of Health
Robert T. Maruca brings more than 25 years of experience in health
care services, operations and policy to the District of Columbia. He
joins the Department of Health from the New Mexico Homeland Security
Office, where he has worked since February. Prior to this position, Mr.
Maruca served as State Medicaid Director in the New Mexico Human
Services Department, which provides health services to 380,000 eligible
Medicaid beneficiaries. In this role, Mr. Maruca developed policy for
all state Medicaid programs and activities and had direct oversight of a
$2 billion annual budget and staff of 140.
From 1990 to 2000, Mr. Maruca served as the Chief Executive Officer
of the Children’s Hospital of New Mexico, a 126-bed primary and
tertiary care facility, and concurrently as the Administrator of the
Carrie Tingley Hospital, a 30-bed pediatric rehabilitation hospital that
is part of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Prior to
these positions, Mr. Maruca served as the Administrator and Chief
Operating Officer of a university-affiliated, 300-bed military medical
center and also held staff and policy positions with the Department of
Defense and the U.S. Army Surgeon General.
Mr. Maruca has participated in national health care planning
initiatives, both as the Chair and as a member of the American Hospital
Association (AHA) Governing Board on Maternal and Child Health and as a
member of the AHA Regional Planning Board. He has also held leadership
positions with the University of New Mexico Children’s Medical
Advisory Board, the Albuquerque Public Schools Health and Human Services
Planning Committee, and the Bernalillo County Maternal and Child Health
Care Planning Council.
Mr. Maruca holds a Master of Science in Personnel Management and a
Masters in Business Administration from the University of Arizona and
received a Bachelor of Science degree from Gonzaga University.
ROBERT T. MARUCA
HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
More than twenty-five years
of documented successes consistently achieving significant
improvements in health care services, operations and policy. Diverse and
increasingly responsible experiences as State Medicaid Director, Chief
Executive Officer of health care facilities and in line and staff
management positions. Experience includes executive leadership positions
in health care administration, planning and policy, human resources and
management development. Operating responsibilities in excess of $2
HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT AND POLICY
State Medicaid Director, New
Mexico Human Services Department
MANAGEMENT (May 2000 - February 2003).
Responsibility for all aspects-of operating the State of New Mexico Medicaid
- Policy development for all state
Medicaid programs and activities.
- Direct oversight of a $2 billion
- Primary liaison for the State of New
Mexico with the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), other
federal agencies, New Mexico State Legislature, New Mexico Congressional
delegation, and Provider and Advocacy groups in New Mexico.
- Oversees provision of health
services to cover 380,000 eligible Medicaid beneficiaries. Operates
Medicaid managed cal., programs with three Managed Care Organizations
for all aspects of health care for over 250,000 beneficiaries. Operates
a fee-for-service program with a myriad of state providers for over
- Oversight development of Medicaid
MIS upgrade and system operation. Total system value of $13 million.
- Reports to Secretary of the New
Mexico Human Services Department and to the Governor on Medicaid issues.
- Direct coordination with other State
Departments (Department of Health; Children, Youth and Families
Department; State Department of Education; NM Health Policy Commission)
regarding state health policies and operations.
- Supervision of 140 member staff.
Chief Executive Officer, Children's Hospital of New
Mexico, (1990 - March 2000), a 126-bed primary and tertiary care
facility encompassing both pediatric and neonatal intensive care.
Concurrently, Administrator, Carrie Tingley Hospital, a 30-bed pediatric
rehabilitation hospital which is a component of the University of New
Mexico Health Sciences Center.
- Management and leadership of a large staff into a
team effort to support health care operational needs.
- Fiscal responsibility for operation
of both facilities in excess of $75 million dollars.
- Significant achievements in process
improvement to ensure patient needs are met and inpatient satisfaction
- Frequent participation in state
legislative activities regarding policy and procedures affecting Medicaid programs and their
effect on women and children's programs.
- Extensive involvement with community, professional and
advocacy organizations, including the New Mexico Trauma Society, NM
Advocates for Children and Families, the Leadership New Mexico program.
the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, the New Mexico Association
of Commerce and Industry; and hoard positions on several non-profit
Administrator and Chief Operating Officer of a 300 bed,
University affiliated tertiary care military medical center.
- Total responsibility for planning
and implementing all operational activities, including both acute care
and fully integrated, multidisciplinary ambulatory clinics.
- Experience with managed care
programs and with state and federal programs including Medicare,
Medicaid, and Champus.
Staff and policy positions with Department of Defense,
and the U.S. Army Surgeon General
- Leadership positions in US Army
Medical Department health care facilities.
- Responsible for developing and
implementing health care policy and planning.
- Coordination with US Congressional
Offices and testimony before Congressional Committees.
Prior positions in health care operations in community
and rural areas.
HEALTH CARE PLANNING
Participation in national
health care planning initiatives, both as the Chair and a member of the
American Hospital Association (AHA) Governing Board on Maternal and Child Health and as a
member of the AHA Regional Planning Board.
Initiated and directed a strategic planning group for
Children's Services resulting in a formalized plan for the UNM Health
Sciences Center, comprising both physician and hospital services for
comprehensive care for the children of New Mexico.
Exercised leadership and planning skills as a member of
the Continuous Quality Improvement Executive Steering Committee,
University of New Mexico Hospital.
Leadership positions with several health care planning
groups including the University of New Mexico Children's Medical
Advisory Board, Albuquerque Public Schools Health and Human Services
Planning Committee, and Bernalillo County Maternal and Child Health Care
Planning and oversight responsibility for a $5 million
marketing and advertising program with a major New York advertising
agency for recruiting military health care professionals.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT/PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
New Mexico Association of
Commerce and Industry
The Leadership New Mexico
Program, former Board Member and Chair, Curriculum Committee
New Mexico Trauma Society,
Lifetime Board Member
Ronald McDonald House, Member of the Board of
Rotary Club of Albuquerque Del Norte, Member
American College of
New Mexico Hospital and Health Systems Association
New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry
Master-of Science in Personnel Management,
University of Arizona
Masters in Business Administration (MBA),
University of Arizona
Former Faculty Member (Preceptor) Graduate Program
in Health Care Administration, Baylor University
Bachelor of Science Degree, Gonzaga University
School, Bellarmine High School, Tacoma, WA
REFERENCES Available on Request
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Benidia A. Rice
Director, Child Support Enforcement Division
Office of the Corporation Counsel
Benidia A. Rice joins the Office of the Corporation Counsel as IV-D
Director of the Child Support Enforcement Division from the state of
Arizona, where she worked for more than twelve years in child support
enforcement. Since September 2000, Ms. Rice has served as the Director
of the Department of Economic Security, Division of Child Support
Enforcement, where she managed a budget of more than $57 million and a
staff of 782. As Director, Ms. Rice was responsible for analyzing and
implementing all legislation, policies and procedures necessary to
administer Arizona’s child support program.
Before becoming Director of the division, Ms. Rice served as the
managing attorney for the West Valley Region Child Support Enforcement
Office in Maricopa County, Arizona. In this role, Ms. Rice litigated
more than 1,000 cases pertaining to child support issues, including
several successful child support collection actions resulting in
judgments exceeding $50,000. Ms. Rice also served as a Legal Analyst for
the Department of Economic Security and as a Legal Research Specialist
in the Office of the Arizona Attorney General.
Ms. Rice received a bachelors degree from the College of William and
Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and a Juris Doctorate from the Arizona
State University College of Law.
Benidia A. Rice
September, 2000 - Present, Arizona IV-D
Director, Department of Economic Security, Division of Child Support
- Planning, organizing, directing,
coordinating, controlling and evaluating the staff and functions of the
Division of Child Support Enforcement;
- Reviewing, monitoring, analyzing and implementing
legislation, regulations and state area federal policies affecting the
child support program; formulating, implementing or approving policies
and procedures for the efficient administration of the State child
- Directing, through subordinate
managers, all establishment, enforcement and collection activities;
- Directing and monitoring the
preparation of the annual Division budget, revenue and expenditure
- Recruiting, interviewing, hiring and
supervising management personnel;
- Reviewing citizen complaints, and
managing and reviewing the Department's complaint resolution and fair
- Coordinating Division functions and
activities with other State Departments, the courts and other civil and
criminal justice agencies, as well as state and federal IV-D agencies;
speaking for the Division at national, state and community conferences
and meetings before civic, professional,
media and educational groups;
- Developing and maintaining close
working relationships with federal, state and county officials, and
interested community groups and stakeholder; communicating
child support service programs and issues to interested parties, the
Child Support Coordinating Council, and State and local organizations;
- Representing the Division at
meetings sponsored by state, federal and local officials, community
organization and professionals.
December 1991 - September 2000, Assistant
Attorney General, Arizona Office of the Attorney General, Child Support Enforcement Section
- Managing Attorney for the West
Valley Child Support Enforcement Office in Maricopa County. This office provides legal representation for the
Division of Child Support Enforcement (West Valley Office).
- Managing Attorney of 20 staff
including attorneys, paralegals, and administrative staff;
- Responsible for all personnel issues
including hiring, termination, discipline and performance evaluations;
resented the Arizona Department of Economic Security in the Title IV-D
child support litigation including paternity actions;
- Successfully litigated contested quid support collection
actions resulting in numerous judgments exceeding $50,000; and
- Litigated over LOCO cases pertaining to child support
related issues, including the determination of priorities for child
support payment over attorney's fees and other debts, paternity, wage
assignments, tax intercepts, employer contempt's, and Uniform Reciprocal
Enforcement of Support Act cases;
- Participated with the clients' Executive Team on the
overall planning, formulation, direction, evaluation and continuing
improvement of all aspects of the client's mission, goals and
- Managed the West Valley Office's
assigned case load to ensure compliance with Sate, Federal Agency and
- Developed and maintained relations
with client staff, court staff, clerk of court, Sheriff's Department,
process server and Court Administration;
- Served on program implementation
- Participated in the development of
legal forms and documents submitted to the court by the Child support
Enforcement Section of the Attorney General's Office;
- Provided client advice as necessary.
October 1989 - December 1991, Legal
Analyst/Rules Attorney, Arizona Department of Economic Security
- Coordinated the preparation of all
rules submitted to the Governor's Regulatory Review Committee (GRRC} by
the Department of Economic Security for legality, statutory authority,
legislative intent and clarity,
- Testified before legislative
committees regarding proposed legislation;
- Represented the agency during rule
review by GRRC;
- Trained agency personnel in the
- Reviewed and evaluated five-year
regulatory review reports;
- Served as hearing officer for all
Good Cause Employment Exception cases;
- Advised Assistant Director regarding
issues pertaining to employee disciplinary matters;
- Reviewed all proposed legislation
for impact on the Agency.
August 1987 - October 1989, Legal
Research Specialist III, Office of the Arizona Attorney General
- Served as second-chair in personal
- Coordinated pretrial discovery and
- Drafted motions, pre-trial
memorandum, and appellate briefs. Participated in the successful
litigation of multimillion-dollar claims against the State of Arizona.
September 1984 - July 1987, Legal Analyst, Arizona Department of Revenue
- Drafted rules and legislation
pertaining to the operations of the Agency including representing the
Agency before the Governor's Regulatory Review Committee.
- Advised Agency on existing policy
and assisted in the formation of a new policy.
August 1983 December 1983, City of
Phoenix Prosecutor's Office
- Under the direction of the City of
Phoenix Prosecutor's Office as allowed by the "Student Practice
Rule" appeared on behalf of the City of Phoenix in both bench and
jury trails; and
- Successfully litigated criminal jury
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James D. Brown, Jr.
Office of Cable Television and Telecommunications
James D. Brown, Jr. has served as the Acting Director of the D.C.
Office of Cable Television and Telecommunications (OCTT) since July
2003. Prior to becoming
Acting Director, Mr. Brown served as the Director of Programming for
OCTT since 1999. As Director of Programming, Mr. Brown designed and
administered the technical and programming infrastructure for the
agency. He was also responsible for the day-to-day management of a staff
of 20, which produces innovative programing for the District’s City
Cable Channels 13 and 16.
Under Mr. Brown's leadership, Channel 13 provides live,
gavel-to-gavel coverage of the District of Columbia city council
meetings and hearings, and Channel 16 provides live coverage of the
Mayor's State of the District addresses. As Director of Programming, Mr.
Brown introduced live and on-demand video streaming of the municipal
channels' programming via the Internet, and he oversaw the creation of
thousands of hours of original programming, including new programming
such as "DC in Action," "Capital Cinema" and "InStyle
Washington." Mr. Brown’s work at OCTT has been recognized by the
National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, the
Alliance for Community Media, the Hometown Video Festival, the
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, and the Beacon Award
Before joining the District government, Mr. Brown worked as a
producer for several communications firms and organizations including,
Nielsen Media Research/The Arnold Group, America’s Black Forum, Black
Entertainment Television (BET), the Greater Washington Urban League, the
American Advertising Federation, Pepsi Cola DCLP, the National Minority
Organ Tissue Transplant Education Fund, and Howard University. In 2002,
Mr. Brown received the Distinguished Excellence award for media outreach
from the National Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Fund.
Mr. Brown is a member of the National Association of
Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, National Association of
Broadcasters, National Cable Television Association, and the National
Association of Television Program Executives. He holds a Bachelor of
Arts in Communications and a Masters in Education from Howard
James D. Brown Jr.
HOWARD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, WASHINGTON, D.C.
MASTER OF EDUCATION 1993
HOWARD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS, WASHINGTON,
BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE
FOCUS: TELEVISION & FILM 1975
FORTY ACRES & A MULE FILMWORKS, BROOKLYN NEW YORK
SCREENWRITING WORKSHOPS HELD AT LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY,
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, LECTURER - PAUL SCHRODER; SPIKE LEE,
HOWARD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL AV/TELECOMMUNICATIONS
PROVIDE TIMELY AND EFFECTIVE MEDIA AND AUDIOVISUAL
SUPPORT TO EDUCATION, MARKETING AND PROMOTIONS ACTIVITIES WITHIN THE
HOSPITAL AND ON REMOTE.
1985 - PRESENT
NIELSON MEDIA RESEARCH
PRODUCER/WRITER/DIRECTOR "REACHING FOR GOLD"
VIDEO PRESENTATION FEATURING OUTSTANDING AFRICAN AMERICAN
AND HISPANIC ADVERTISING AGENCIES
HOWARD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
"A TOWN MEETING ON NATIONAL TESTING" THE TOWN
MEETING WAS ORGANIZED AND COORDINATED BY THE DEAN AND FACULTY OF THE
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AT HOWARD UNIVERSITY IN WASHINGTON DC. THE PROGRAM
HAS BEEN AIRED REPEATEDLY ON LOCAL CABLE OUTLETS AND MADE AVAILABLE FOR
SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES.
HOWARD UNIVERSITY OFFICE ON-RESEARCH
PRODUCER/DIRECTOR VIDEO SERIES
NATIONAL RCMI (RESEARCH CENTERS IN MINORITY INSTITUTIONS)
SYMPOSIUM AT THE HYATT REGENCY 'GENETICS OF DISEASES SYMPOSIUM &
RCMI PROGRAM DIRECTORS' MEETING. "THE CONFERENCE WAS VIDEO TAPED
AND SEGMENTS OF THE CONFERENCE WAS PREPARED FOR BROADCAST AND DIRECT
DR. WARREN ASHE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
PEGASUS PRODUCTIONS, INC.
PRODUCER PILOT SERIES
"ALL THIS JAZZ AT THE VILLAGE GATE", JAZZ SHOW
FEATURING LUICO HOPPER BAND, JOE BECK BAND AND INTERVIEWS. "ALL
THIS JAZZ" IS A THREE SHOW ENTERTAINMENT PILOT PRODUCED FOR
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER PEGASUS PRODUCTIONS, INC. AND SYNDICATION.
GREATER WASHINGTON URBAN LEAGUE
FOOTBALL GAME BETWEEN HOWARD UNIVERSITY AND HAMPTON
UNIVERSITY. THE CLASSIC IS AN ANNUAL EVENT CELEBRATION BETWEEN THE TWO
RIVALS. THE EVENTS ARE VIDEOTAPED IN ADDITION TO THE ACTUAL FOOTBALL
GAME AND IS AIRED ON CBS NETWORK CABLE CHANNEL HOME TEAM SPORTS, AND
WHUT TV CHANNEL 32 HOWARD UNIVERSITY TELEVISION
AMERICAN ADVERTISING FEDERATION, WASHINGTON, D.C.
"AAF's MOST PROMISING MINORITY ADVERTISING
THE AMERICAN ADVERTISING FEDERATION AND CRAIN
COMMUNICATION CREATED A COMPETITION FOR TWENTY- FIVE STUDENTS WERE
SELECTED FROM COLLEGES ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND WAS HAILED AS THE "
AAF'S 25 MOST PROMISING ADVERTISING STUDENTS" A VIDEO WAS PRODUCED
FEATURING THE WORK OF THE AAF AND STUDENTS.
AMERICAN ADVERTISING FEDERATION, WASHINGTON, D.C.
"FROM AFRO SHEEN TO MARS, THE STORY OF THE AFRICAN
AMERICAN ADVERTISING AGENCY", THE AMERICAN ADVERTISING FEDERATION
AND THE AMERICAN ADVERTISING FEDERATION FOUNDATION INITIATED THE DRIVE
TO PRODUCE A DOCUMENTARY CHRONICLING CREATION AND STORY OF THE AFRICAN
AMERICAN ADVERTISING AGENCY. THE DOCUMENTARY WAS DISTRIBUTED TO SCHOOLS
AND LIBRARIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE OF COLOR TO
PARTICIPATE IN THE ADVERTISING INDUSTRY.
AMERICA'S BLACK FORUM/UNIWORLD GROUP ADVERTISING, NEW
YORK. WITH JULIAN BOND
"ITS YOUR HEALTH" A REGULAR HEALTH SEGMENT FOR
THE NEWS MAGAZINE
PROGRAM FEATURING DR. ROVENIA BROCK AS NATIONAL REPORTER.
THE PROGRAM IS SYNDICATED NATIONALLY ON NBC AFFILIATES.
JHARBO LTD./MCN, WASHINGTON, D.C.
"PASS IT ON" A DOCUMENTARY ON THE SCIENCE OF
ORGAN DONATION AND TRANSPLANTATION AND TODAY'S MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY.
JHARBO LTD./COMMON SENSE MARKETING, SILVER SPRING,
"THE TIME IS NOW" DONALD KENDALL BOTTLER OF THE
YEAR AWARD FOR PEPSI COLA DCLP, CORPORATE MARKETING PROGRAM FOR ANNUAL
SALES COMPETITION THE PROGRAM FEATURED THE OUTSTANDING SALES
ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR THE PREVIOUS THREE YEARS. THE VIDEO WAS VIEWED BY THE
NATIONAL PEPSICO COMMUNITY.
JHARBO LTD./COMMON SENSE MARKETING, SILVER SPRING,
"NO GUTS, NO GLORY" DONALD KENDALL BOTTLER OF
THE YEAR AWARD FOR PEPSI COLA DCLP., CORPORATE MARKETING PROGRAM FOR
ANNUAL SALES COMPETITION.
BET, (BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION)
PRODUCER OF SPORTS SPECIALS 1993-1994
"WE CAME TO PLAY" A DOCUMENTARY ON THE HISTORY
OF THE AFRICAN AMERICANS IN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS. THE SPECIAL WAS
FEATURED DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH.
MEDICAL MISSION ON CHILDREN OF THE IVORY COAST, COTE
D'VORE, WEST AFRICA.
ACCOMPANIED A TEAM OF
PLASTIC SURGEONS FROM HOWARD UNIVERSITY. THE TEAM IDENTIFIED AND
CORRECTED PHYSICAL ABNORMALITIES OF CHILDREN SUCH AS BIRTH DEFECTS,
SCARRING FROM BURNS, AND COSMETIC ADJUSTMENTS. FOOTAGE WAS COLLECTED FOR
THE PURPOSE OF DOCUMENTATION AND CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION.
PARENT CHILD CENTER, WASHINGTON, D.C.
"PARENT ... CHILD ...
FAMILY," VIDEO FEATURING THE AREAS OF THE PHYSICALLY AND
EMOTIONALLY HANDICAPPED CHILD, THE "DOWNS SYNDROME INFANT AND
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Albert L. Elder, III
Department of Banking and Financial Institutions
Albert L. Elder, III, has served as the Interim Commissioner of the
Department of Banking and Financial Institutions (DBFI) since July 2003.
In this role, Mr. Elder is responsible for promoting the growth and
stability of the District's financial institutions, licensing and
regulating the banking and non-bank industry; enforcing
non-discrimination lending laws, and in concert with other government
agencies ensuring the District's economic vitality. Prior to becoming
Interim Commissioner, Mr. Elder was the Deputy Commissioner of DBFI for
more than two years, where he managed the day-to-day operations of the
Mr. Elder has extensive experience in banking law and regulation, the
examination process, and government relations. In addition, he has broad
knowledge of depository and non-depository financial institutions. Mr.
Elder stated that he will "focus on providing enhanced oversight
for regulated financial institutions and broaden consumer protections
for citizens of the District of Columbia."
From 1992 to 2001, Mr. Elder was the Government Relations
Representative and Special Counsel to America’s Community Bankers.
From 1981-1991, he was Vice President and Washington Counsel for the
U.S. League of Savings Institutions. While in private practice, Mr.
Elder concentrated on civil litigation, corporations and real estate
matters. During his tenure as Counsel in the Legal Department of the
Comptroller of the Currency, he analyzed various provisions of the
National Banking Act and drafted a number of banking regulations. Mr.
Elder also served as a Field Auditor for the Department of Housing and
Mr. Elder is a member of the Bars of the District of Columbia and the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He serves on the Securities and Banking
Law Committee of the D.C. Bar Association and the Commercial Law
Committee of the National Bar Association. He received a B.S. in
Business Administration from South Carolina State University and a J.D.
degree from the National Law Center at George Washington University.
Albert L. Elder, III
America's Community Bankers, Washington, D. C.
Government Relations Representative and Special Counsel
- Conveys banking industry positions
to members of Congress and their staffs;
- Analyzes legal issues in the
banking, housing, and bankruptcy areas;
- Represents ACS before various
Federal regulatory agencies;
- Assists in the formulation of
industry policy positions;
- Serves as litigation counsel; and
- Serves as in-house counsel on the
Bank Holding Company Act.
U.S. League of Savings Institutions, Washington, D. C.
Vice President and Washington Counsel (1981-1991)
- Coordinated FDIC member activities;
- Drafted and/or monitored legislative
and regulatory proposals impacting financial institutions;
- Served as litigation Counsel;
- Performed extensive analysis of
pending legal aspects of banking issues;
- Provided general, legal, and
financial advise to affiliates and subsidiaries of the League.
Elder & Harris, Washington, D. C.
- Engaged in the general practice of
law concentrating on civil litigation, corporations, and real estate matters;
- Served as general counsel to small
and developing business;
- Represented physicians and medical
- Actively involved in corporate
- Represented plaintiffs in personal
Comptroller of the Currency, Washington, D. C.
Director of Investment Securities Legal Department
- Analyzed various provisions of the
National Banking Act and promulgated interpretations relating thereto;
- Represented the office of the
Comptroller at various hearings;
- Served as Acting Regional Counsel;
- Drafted a number of regulations
including-National Banks Dealing in Gold, Privacy Act, Securities Investment, Operating
Consortium of Area Universities, Washington, D. C.
Trial Counsel (1973)
- Interviewed clients to ascertain the
merits of their disputes;
- Invested assigned cases;
- Prepared briefs in connection with
- Performed oral arguments in
- Filed appeals in appropriate cases.
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Field Auditor (1970-1971)
- Summarized, verified and analyzed
the books and records of HUD grantee organizations to ascertain the
propriety of their expenditures;
- Scrutinized Federal funds
allocations and performed systematic reconstruction of relevant cost;
- Concentrated on problematic program
- Reported findings with respect to
programs directly to HUD Secretary.
The National Law Center, George Washington University
Washington, D. C.
J. D., 1974
- Law Student Consultant, Consumer
Protection Center, WTTG Television Station, Washington, D. C.;
- Student Member, Faculty Committee on
Science and Education;
- Law Student-in-Court Advocate,
selected by GWU Law School (6 law students selected from the university per academic year);
- Vice President, Black Law Students
- Representative at Large, Student Bar
Association for two terms (received meritorious award);
- Associate Editor, Journal of
International Law and Economics.
National College of Advocacy, Harvard University
Court Practice Institute
South Carolina State University
Orangeburg, South Carolina
B. S., 1969
- Graduated with honors top 3 percent
- Elected to Who's Who in American
Colleges and Universities;
- Honor Society, Department of
- Member of SCSU Honor Society;
- Most creative column, University
- Mathematics Proficiency Award.
- Benjamin Banneker Outstanding
Service Award, 1997;
- South Carolina State University's
Outstanding Business School Alumni Award, 1992;
- National Association Equal Opportunity in Higher
Education's Distinguished Alumni Award, 1991;
- Guest Lecturer Harvard Law School,
- Elected to Outstanding Young Men in
- Department of Treasury, Special
Achievement Award, 1978;
- Member, Savings Institutions Law
Committee, Federal Bar Association (Former Vice Chairman);
- Member, Corporate Securities and
Banking Law Committee, D. C. Bar;
- Member, Corporation, Banking, and
Business Law Committee, ABA
- Member, National Bar Association.
- U. S. Supreme Court;
- U. S. District Court for the
District of Columbia;
- D. C. Court of Appeals;
- Supreme Court of Pennsylvania;
- U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third
- U. S. District Court for the Eastern
District of Pennsylvania
- U. S. Tax Court;
- U. S. Court of Military Appeals.
Boards of Directors
- Benjamin Banneker Development
Corporation, Chairman of Board;
- ACB Housing Information Group Board,
- Local School Restructuring Team,
Banneker Academic High School, Chairman;
- Mutual Investors Association,
Chairman of the Board;
- South Carolina State University
Business Advisory Board, Member of Board;
- Crispus Attucks Institute, National
Board of Directors, Member of Board;
- Janney Extended Day Board, Member of
- Cambridge Merchant Bank, Member of
- District of Columbia Retirement
Board, Member of Board (1990-1992);
- New Educational Ways, Inc., Member
of Board (1988-1992).
Recent In-House Publications
- "Supreme Court Bans Cramdowns",
Regulatory Report Vol. 5 No. 2 February, 1992;
- "Goodwill Decision Gives
Thrifts Hope", Regulatory Report, Vol. 5, No. 4, April, 1992;
- "Safety and Soundness
Regulation Looms", Regulatory Report, Vol. 5, July, 1992;
- "Congress Mulls Over Lender
Bankruptcy Code Relief", Regulatory Report, Vol. 5, No. 2, February, 1992;
- "OTS, FASB Hit Head on In
Efforts to Recognize Assets", Regulatory Report, Vol. 5, No. 12, December, 1992;
- "Fed Insider Loan Proposal
Lacks Leeway", Regulatory Report, Vol. 6, No. 2, February, 1993;
- "Federal Reserve Proposes to
Ease certain Regulation 0 Restrictions", Regulatory Report, Vol. 6, No 10, October, 1993;
- "Streamlined Approach Urged for
Final Safety and Soundness Rules", Regulatory Report, Vol. 7, No. 2, January, 1994;
- "Agencies Act to Ease
Management Official Interlocks Restrictions", Regulatory Report, Vol. 7, No. 3, March, 1994;
- "OCC Bank Lending Limits
Proposal Set OTS Tie-in", Regulatory Report, Vol. 7, No 3, March, 1994;
- "OCC permits Combining of Fair
Housing and HMDA Report Data", Regulatory Report, Vol. 7, No. 4. June, 1994;
- "Banking Agencies Prepare for a
New Round of Regulations", Regulatory Report, Vol. 7 No. 6, June, 1994;
- "The Bankruptcy Proceedings are
Flawed", Scope, Vol. 4, No. 7, October, 1996;
- "Push Begins for Bankruptcy
Code Reforms", Regulatory Report, Vol. 10, No. 1, January, 1997;
- "Fed Acts to Reinvigorate
Section 20 Subsidiaries", Regulatory Report, Vol. 10, No. 4, April,
- "ACB Pushes for Catastrophic
Insurance Bill", Scope, Vol. 5, No. 5, May, 1997;
- "Stock Buyback Upsurges Stirs
Regulatory Questions", Regulatory Report, Vol. 10, No. 5, May, 1997;
- "Fed Drops Most Bank-Related
Securities Activity Walls", Regulatory Report, Vol. 10, No. 9, September, 1997;
- "Bankruptcy Panel Report Fuels
Heat Reform Debate", Regulatory Report, Vol. 10, No 10, October, 1997;
- "ACB Helps Move Bankruptcy
Reform to Congressional Arena", Scope, Vol. 6, No. 4, September/October, 1997;
- "Self-Testing Rules Limit
Protective Privileges", Scope, Vol. 11, No. 2, February, 1998;
- "HUD Programs obtain Enormous
Assistance from Congress", Regulatory Report, Vol. 11, No. 11, November, 1998. ,
- "Congress Extends FHA
downpayment Simplification", Regulatory Report, Vol. 14, No. I, January, 2001.
- "Housing Act Builds Opportunity
for Affordable Ownership", Vol. 14, No 2, February, 2001