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|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2003
Director, Boards & Commissions
Mayor Williams Makes Appointments to Boards and
(Washington, DC) Today, Mayor Anthony A. Williams made
two appointments to the Board of Elections and Ethics and two
appointments to the DC Sports and Entertainment Commission. All four
appointments must go to the DC Council for consideration and approval.
"The Sports Commission and the Board of Elections
and Ethics are important assignments in the District of Columbia
government," said Mayor Williams. "The effort these highly
qualified appointees will put forth is critical to the success of the
District. Their contribution to our city is greatly appreciated."
Board of Elections and Ethics
Mayor Williams appointed Lenora Cole Alexander and David
Marlin to the Board of Elections and Ethics.
Lenora Cole is an independent
contractor and consultant who previously worked at UDC, American
University, George Mason and the University of Maryland.
David Marlin is an attorney in
private practice and currently serves as chairman of the Board of
Appeals and Review. He has served as a mediator and arbitrator with the
DC Superior Court, as executive director of the Disability Rights
Council, director of the Legal Research and Services for the Elderly and
Deputy Director of the Washington, DC Neighborhood Legal Services
Mayor Williams today appointed Lloyd Jordan and Mark
Tuohey to the DC Sports and Entertainment Commission.
Lloyd Jordan was previously the
director of DCRA, and is presently senior counsel at Holland and Knight.
Mark Tuohey has served as special
counsel to the DC Council and is currently a partner in the Washington
office of Vinson and Elkins. He will be the chairman of the Sports
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Co Section Head, Litigation Co Administrative Partner
Vinson & Elkins LLP.The Willard Office Building
1455 Pennsylvania Ave., N .W.
Washing on D.C. 20004-1008
Mark is the Co-Administrative Partner of the Washington
office. He concentrates his practice in complex civil and criminal
litigation, internal corporate investigations and compliance programs.
His practice is largely devoted to representing corporations, their
officers and directors, and individuals in civil and white-collar
criminal litigation and Congressional investigations. In addition, Mark
is involved in alternative dispute resolution matters including
arbitration and mediation, in the United States and abroad.. Mark
represents clients in a variety of national and international
investigations and litigation matters. In 1998 and 1999; he acted as
Special Counsel to the District of Columbia Council and conducted its
investigations of the Metropolitan Police Department and the Mental
Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Administration; he currently
serves as special counsel on Anti-Terrorism Preparedness.
Activities and Affiliations
President: District of Columbia Bar,
Chair: District of Columbia Bar
Fellow: American College of Trial
Lawyers; American Bar Foundation; American Law Institute
Member: District of Columbia Federal
Judicial Nominating Commission; American Bar Association House of
Delegates; Judicial Conference of the District of Columbia Circuit;
Judicial Conference of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals;
Mayor's Advisory Committee on the Office of Corporation Counsel
Master. William J. Bryan American
Inn of Court
Faculty Member. National Institute
for Trial Advocacy
Lecturer and Writer various trial
advocacy topics, including issues relating to complex civil and criminal litigation,
and Congressional oversight investigations
Trustee: Catholic University of
America; Gonzaga College High School; Washington Jesuit Academy
Recipient: 2001 D.C Lawyer of the
Year, Bar Association of the District of Columbia
Education and Professional Background
Saint Bonaventure University, BA in
United States Army, Officer,
Fordham University Law School, JD., 1973 (Writing &
Research Editor, Fordham Urban Law Journal)
Admitted to practice:
District of Columbia,1973; New York 1981; United States Supreme Court;
District of Columbia Court of Appeals; Superior Court of the District of
Columbia; US. District Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; US. Courts
of Appeal for the Second, Third, Fourth, D.C and Federal Circuits; US.
Court of Claims
Assistant United States Attorney, District of Columbia,
United States Department of Justice, Special Trial
Counsel, 1977-1978; Special Counsel to the Attorney General. 1979
Deputy Independent Counsel,
Brooking Institution Commission on
the Independent Counsel Act, 1999
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Over 21 years of executive management experience.
Experienced in municipal operations, finance, and planning. Exceptional
experience in turnaround management of municipal operations. Experience
in corporate and transactional law. Experience in real estate
transactions; debt issuance, bond issuance, and creative financing
methods. Proven capabilities are applicable in several areas, including:
Real Estate Development
Real Estate Development
Key Career Accomplishments...
Successfully managed the turnaround
of a multi-discipline entity once considered the worst in the country to
transforming it the best in the nation.
Created the municipal financial plan that led to the
bailout of Trans World Airlines (TWA), which) generated $25 million per
day in economic benefits and saved over 12,000 jobs for the state.
Produced three consecutive years of
cash surplus for a municipal entity of $11 million, $14 million, and $16
million respectively, by reducing the cost of operations and improving
Improved credit position of an organization leading it to
receive an unprecedented three-level credit increase from BBB- to A-
within three years and the subsequent reduction in borrowing interest of
3% per year.
Reduced the time for building
permits from 8 months to 1 day for 97 % of permits for a municipal
Developed strategic and operational
plans to convert municipal cost centers to income generating profit
Managed a workforce of approximately 8,000 employees and
reduced the cost of operations, saving $44 million within three years.
Participated iii the creation,
negotiation and management, of over $800 million in real estate
Managed the strategic, tactical, and
operational plans of an entity with a budget of $750 million
Managed major potential municipal disaster.
HOLLAND & KNIGHT LLP, Washington. D.C., 2000
Practice in the firm's State and Local Government
practice area. Assist state and local governments in day to day aspects
of local government and administration. Counsel governments do municipal
and regulatory law, procurement, land use, strategic planning, economic
and community development, legislative, and governmental affairs. Assist
governments with state and federal appropriations.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, Washington, D.C., 1998-2000
Director, Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs
Responsible for managing the successful turnaround of the
regulatory agency responsible for building and land development, zoning
regulations, property and housing regulations and environmental
regulations and licensing, public space, business regulation and
licensing, liquor regulation and control, and solid waste regulation.
Lead agency from worst in the United States to the recognized nation
leader. Served on Mayor's Technology Task Force, Economic Development
Task Force and chaired Regulatory Reform Task Force that included Public
Works, Health, Polices, and Fire Departments. Regularly interacted with
Personnel and Procurement Departments, as well as the Office of the
Chief Financial Officer. Additional duties included the regular
interaction with neighbor and community groups as well as the corporate
CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY URBAN AFFAIRS & PUBLIC
Provided consulting services as part of Cleveland State
University Center for Excellence in Public Management. Consulted with
numerous cities on improving the delivery of governmental services. One
client I served was the District of Columbia Office Chief Management
Officer. During this representation I acquired a detailed understanding
of the operations of the government of the District of Columbia. During
this engagement, I assisted the Chief Management Officer with a
comprehensive review of all the departments of the District Government
including but not limited to Procurement, Property Management, Human
Services, Health, Regulatory Affairs and Public Works. Responsible for
the plan to completely reorganization of the property management
department. Responsible for the management of real estate including
lease portfolio, building maintenance, energy management, site design
and security. Responsibility included assisting in the development of
strategic lens and the implementation of management reform initiatives
for Housing, Health and Human Services departments. Assisted in the
analysis and preparation of the budgets of the operating departments of
the District. Interacted with many of members of the Council of the
District of Columbia and the Financial Management Authority/
THE JORDAN GROUP, St. Louis, Missouri, 1996-1997
Consulted with municipal governments to improve
operational management. Also engages in the practice of law in the
following areas: municipal corporations, real estate transactions,
mergers and acquisitions. Substantial amount of practice devoted to
business development and governmental affairs for numerous corporations.
GOVERNMENT OF THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS, St. Louis, Missouri, 1993-1996
Chief Administrative Officer/Chief of Staff
Responsible for the management of 8,000 employees and the
direction of 24 operating departments. Managed a budget of $314 Billion
Dollars. Managed the strategic, tactical and operational plans for the
city. Responsible for the management of the city's financial corporation
and economic development corporation. Responsible for policy and
operations of Streets, Neighborhood. Buildings, Airport, Refuse, Fire,
Emergency Management, Human Services, Health, Legal, Public Safety,
Public Service, Convention Center, Parks & Recreation, Community
Development, and Human Services departments. In conjunction with others
was responsible for the preparation of the City's budget. Responsible
for intergovernmental affairs. Served as the liaison to boards,
commissions, committees, and business, professional and civic groups.
Successfully managed many municipal emergencies such as the 100-year
flood and the potential propane farm disaster. Managed the 50% reduction
in youth crime. Improved neighborhood service delivery by 80%. Success
in managing the city's acquisition of a professional football team.
Success in managing operating departments to create budget surplus for 3
CNA INSURANCE COMPANIES, Chicago, Illinois, 1990-1993
Directing and Managing Attorney
Responsible for the management of the staff counsels
operation for the sixth largest insurance company in America. Developed
the program operations for the Eastern District of Missouri and the
Southern District of Illinois. Managed the strategic growth and budget
for the program. Supervised the handling of litigation in areas of
personal injury defense, commercial and business liability, product
liability, worker's compensation, construction and structural work act
liability, collection and subrogation. Managed complex litigation and
Law Firm, St. Louis, Missouri, 1981- 1990
Responsible for the development and management of fifteen
people law firm. Responsible for the fiscal management, budget
development and cost containment programs. Supervised the firm's
litigation of personal injury defense, product liability, commercial and
corporate cases. Handled the firm's corporation and transactional
practice. Representative clients included Coors Brewery, Prudential
Insurance Company, Dillard's Department Stores, Resolution Trust
Corporation, State Farm Insurance Company, Allstate Insurance Company,
Leader Lincoln Mercury, Board of Education City of St. Louis.
CITY OF ST. LOUIS, AGENCY ON TRAINING & EMPLOYMENT, St. Louis,
Assistant Director Director Information Systems
Assisted the Director in the management of city's
employment and training program. Coordinated various Department of Labor
programs and initiatives to reduce the city's unemployment. Responsible for the management of the
adjudication of grievances and complaints: Managed the information systems
FIRST NATIONAL BANK - ST. LOUIS, St. Louis, Missouri, 1978-1979
Computer Systems Engineer
Responsible for the development and maintenance of banks
international financial computer system.
HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Kennedy School of Government,
Certification, Program for Senior Executives State and
Local Governments, 1994
ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, St Louis, Missouri
Juris Doctorate, 1981
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, St. Louis,
Missouri Bachelor of Science, Computer Science and Applied Mathematics,
Supreme Court of the United States
District of Columbia
State of Missouri
State of Illinois
National Forum for Public
Turnaround Management Association
District of Columbia Bar Association
Mound City Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Professional Appointments Or Positions Held
Harris Stowe State College, Resident Scholar Public
St. Louis Development Corporation, Chairman
Missouri Commission on Crime
St. Louis Municipal Finance Corporation, President
Missouri Airport Commission
Civic Positions Held
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity,
NAACP. First Vice President
Equity Community Foundation, Board
Operation PUSH, Attorney
Centers, Board of Directors
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Tel: (202) 363-6018 Fax: (202) 362-3397
January 2000 to present-Chair, D.C. Board of Appeals and
Review. Adjudicative agency established by Mayor's Executive Order for
final administrative decisions in appeals from Departments of Health,
Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, Public Works and Metropolitan Police
1995-2000-mediator and arbitrator, D.C. Superior Court
1992 to 1995-Executive Director and co-founder,
Disability Rights Council of Greater Washington-non-profit agency to
enforce Americans with Disability Act, affiliated with Washington
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights.
1988 to 1991-member of D.C. Contract Appeals Board-trial
court for final administrative review of bid protests and contract
1986 to 1988-solo private practice of law.
1981 to 1985-member of D.C. Rental Housing
Commission-appellate body for final decisions in rent control and
1968 to 1981-Director, Legal Research and Services for
the Elderly, affiliated with National Council of Senior Citizens-this
was the first program in the country responsible for identifying and
proposing solutions for the legal problems of older Americans. Funded by
the federal government and private foundations. Created and supervised
12 sub-grants throughout the U.S; provided technical assistance to 20
state offices of aging and six nursing home ombudsmen programs; and
established pre-paid legal projects in Philadelphia and Phoenix. With
funds from the Ford Foundation and three federal agencies, created
Criminal Justice and the Elderly in 1977 to foster crime prevention and
victim assistance. Represented consumers in FTC rule-making proceedings
and supervised amicus curiae litigation.
1966 to 1968-Deputy Director, Washington D.C.
Neighborhood Legal Services Program-established first law reform unit in
U.S. and supervised test case litigation in welfare, housing, consumer
and juvenile law.
1965 to 1966-Assistant General Counsel; U.S. Commission
on Civil Rights-authored report on the first year of school
desegregation under Title VI
1961 to 1965-trial lawyer, Civil Rights Division, U.S.
Department of Justice. Cases involving voter registration
discrimination, principally in Alabama, plus school desegregation at
military bases throughout the South.
1959 to 1961-Private law practice in Ridgefield and
1950-BA--University of Michigan.
1957-LLB--University of Michigan Law School
and Connecticut bars
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MAJOR EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCES
Director, Women's Bureau (Reagan Administration)
Department of Labor, Washington, D.C. Consultant
U.S. Department of State, U.S. Information Agency, and
U.S. Agency for International Development, Washington, D.C.
Vice President for Student Affairs
University of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C.
Vice President for Student Life
The American University, Washington. D.C.
Visiting Commonwealth Professor of Public Affairs
Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
University of Maryland, University College, Adelphi,
Independent Contractor and Consultant
Ph.D. State University of New York at
Major: Educational Administration, Policy and
M.Ed. State University of New York at
Major: Educational Administration, Policy and
B.S. State University College at
Major: Elementary Education and Education for Exceptional
SELECTED BIOGRAPHICAL LISTINGS
Who's Who of American Women
Among Black Americans
Who's Who in America
Who of Contemporary Achievement
NOTABLE PROFESSIONAL, BUSINESS AND CIVIC APPOINTMENTS
(Past and Present)
Business and Professional Boards
President, Board of Directors, The
Foundation for Exceptional Children, Reston, Va.
Secretary, Board of Directors, Woodley
House (mental health), Washington, Virginia
Commissioner, Commission on Leadership
Development in Higher Education, American Council on Higher Education, Washington, D.C.
Director, Legal Aid Society of the District of
Director, The McAuley Institute
(women's housing foundation) of the Sisters of Mercy, Silver Spring, Md.
Director, National Association of
Student Personnel Administrators
Director, District of Columbia Chamber
Government. Civic, Educational and Community
Commissioner, District of Columbia
Board of Elections and Ethics
Member, U.S. Delegation to the United
Nation's Decade for Women Conference, Nairobi, Kenya
Member, U.S. Delegation to the
Preparatory Conference for the U.N. Decade for Women Conference, Vienna, Austria
Advisory Committee on Women in the Service (DACOWITS), U.S. Department of Defense
Member, Advisory Committee on Women
Veterans, U.S. Veteran's Administration, Washington, D.C.
Member, White House Interdepartmental
Committee on Women's Business Ownership
Member, White House Task Force on Legal
Equity for Women
Consultant, United Nations, Division
for the Advancement (economic) of Women, Vienna, Austria
Delegate, Organization of the American
States, Commission on the Status of Women, Cartagena, Colombia
Commissioner, District of Columbia
Rental Accommodations Commission
Commissioner, Mayor's Blue Ribbon Panel
on Reorganization of the Department of Human Resources, Washington, D.C..
Member, Advisory Board, State
University of New York, Urban Center, Buffalo, N.Y.
Director, Washington Opportunities for
Women (economic and labor)
Recipient of numerous honors and awards