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- Vice Admiral Walter E. "Ted" Carter, Jr., Superintendent, U.S. Naval Academy
- Judy Woodruff, Anchor and Managing Editor, PBS Newshour
- Robert L. Caret, Ph.D., Chancellor, University System of Maryland
- James Deriu, Vice President, Regional Practice Leader, KCI Technologies
- Sonal Deshpande, Sector Vice President, Quality & Mission Excellence, Northrop Grumman, Mission Systems
- Walter Dinicola, P.E., M.ASCE, Principal Engineer, Anchor QEA
- Mike Ensor, Environmental Scientist, Northrop Grumman
- Adam Genn, Director of Development, Weller Development Company
- Joseph P. Gill, Director, Prince George's County Department of the Environmnet
- Charles Glass, Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy Analysis & Planning, Maryland Department of Transportation
- Peter Goodwin, Ph.D., President, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
- Joe Greco, Director of Planning and Business Development, Ports America Chesapeake
- Ben Grumbles, Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment
- Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio, Secretary, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
- Lawrence Hentz, Senior Vice President, HDR
- Kenneth Holt, Secretary, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
- Tim Jones, Vice President, Administrative Services, Chesapeake College
- Paul Joyce, EHS Senior Manager, Stanley Black and Decker
- R. Earl Lewis, Deputy Secretary, Maryland Department of Transportation
- Whit MacCuaig, Partner, Chesapeake Real Estate Group
- Ian MacFarlane, President and CEO, EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc.
- Robert S. McCord, Secretary, Maryland Department of Planning
- Roy McGrath, Director/CEO, Maryland Environmental Service
- Ronald Mersky, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chairman, Civil Engineering, Widener University
- Zohreh Movahed, Ph.D., Project Engineer/Water Management Consultant, WATEK
- Alexander G. Núñez, Senior Vice President, Regulatory and External Affairs, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE)
- Adam Ortiz, Director, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
- Christopher J. Phipps, P.E., Director of Public Works, Anne Arundel County
- Rhonda Pringle, Market President and Publisher, Baltimore Business Journal
- Jessica Rackley, Senior Policy Analyst Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, National Governor's Association
- Aaron Robinson, Senior Manager, Environmental Strategy and Sustainability, United Airlines
- Matthew Rowe, Assistant Director, Maryland Department of the Environment, Water and Science Administration
- J. Thomas Sadowski, Vice Chancellor for Economic Development, University System of Maryland (USM)
- Kelly M. Schulz, Secretary, Maryland Department of Commerce
2019 Environmental Business Leadership Conference
The Four Seasons Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland
July 10, 2019
R. Earl Lewis, Deputy Secretary, Maryland Department of Transportation
R. Earl Lewis, Jr., was appointed by Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn on January 20, 2016, to serve as Deputy Secretary of Policy, Planning, and Enterprise Services for the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), which is comprised of The Secretary's Office, State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA), Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA), Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA), Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA), Maryland Aviation Administration (MDOT MAA) and the Maryland Transportation Authority.
As Deputy Secretary, Mr. Lewis oversees the administration of eleven offices: Diversity and Equity; Environment; Fleet, Facilities, and Administrative Services; Government Affairs; Human Resources; Minority Business Enterprise; Small and Minority Business Policy; Planning and Capital Programming; Policy and Regulations; Real Estate and Economic Development; and Transportation Technology Services. He leads MDOT’s Agile Human Resources Initiative, to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the department’s talent management. He also chairs MDOT’s Public Private Partnerships Steering Committee, reporting directly to the secretary on the oversight of P3 initiatives by MDOT’s transportation business units. In 2017, he was certified as a P3 Foundations Professional by APMG International, a global accreditation agency.
Mr. Lewis first joined MDOT in 2003 as a Communications and Technology Officer, after nearly 20 years in various technical, analyst and management posts with utility companies, including Baltimore Gas and Electric. Early on at MDOT, he led efforts to improve public safety communications systems at the county and state levels. Mr. Lewis also was Assistant Secretary for Administration at MDOT from 2004 to 2006. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Lewis served from 2006 to 2015 at the MDOT MTA, where he filled several roles, including Deputy Administrator for Operations and Deputy Chief of Emergency Preparedness.
A veteran of state transportation senior management, he describes himself as a professional, results oriented leader with strong people skills who strives to get things done. Mr. Lewis has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA and a second master’s degree in Information Systems from the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business.
Mr. Lewis is a Baltimore native, as is his wife Charlene. They have four adult children, Vaughn, Wesley, Christopher and Kimberly, and they reside in Bel Air, where Mr. Lewis attends Mountain Christian Church. His interests include gardening, travel, jazz music and NFL football.