Legislative assistant to Senate Minority Leader, 1972-74.
Member, House of Delegates, 1975-87, representing District 33 (Anne Arundel County). Minority Leader, 1983-87. Member, Appropriations Committee, 1975-87. Minority Whip, 1978-83. Member, Legislative Policy Committee, 1979-87; Joint Budget and Audit Committee, 1979-87; Savings and Loan Oversight Committee, 1986.
Member, Maryland Transportation Authority, 1987-90. Chair, Governor's Commission on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 1989-90. County Executive, Anne Arundel County, 1990-94. Board of Trustees, Chesapeake Bay Trust, 1991-93. Chair, Baltimore Metropolitan Council, 1992-93. Member, Task Force to Study Retail Electric Competition and the Restructuring of the Electric Utility Industry, 1997-98; Task Force to Study the Governance, Coordination, and Funding of the University System of Maryland, 1998-99; Task Force to Study Increasing the Availability of Substance Abuse Programs, 1998-2001 (availability committee); Commission on Transportation Investment, 1999; Strategic Committee on the State Plan for Higher Education, 1999-2001; Task Force on Regulatory Reform, 1999-2001; Transit Policy Panel, 2000; Judith P. Hoyer Blue Ribbon Commission on the Financing of Early Child Care and Education, 2000-01; Commission on Education Finance, Equity, and Excellence, 2000-02; Commission on Mayland's Fiscal Structure, 2002-. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, June 26, 1948. Attended Anne Arundel County public schools; U.S. Naval Academy Preparatory School, 1967. Served in U.S. Navy, 1967-68. U.S. Military Academy, 1968-69; Anne Arundel Community College, A.A., 1971; University of Maryland, B.A., 1972; University of Baltimore School of Law, 1973-74. General manager, Davidsonville Supply Company, 1969-82. Commercial Loan Officer, Annapolis Banking and Trust Company, 1982-86. Vice-President for External Affairs, The Johns Hopkins Health System, 1987-90. Owner, Robert R. Neall and Associates, management consulting firm, 1994-98. Director of Finance, The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, 1997-. Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 1984, 1992. Board of Trustees, Maryland Historical Society, 1991-93. Board of Directors, Maryland Association of Counties, 1990-94. Christian Citizen of the Year Award, United Christian Citizens, 1975. Charles Carroll Award, Maryland Republican Party, 1984. Maryland's Best State Legislator Award, Baltimore Magazine, 1986. Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Maryland, 1987. Governor's Service to Youth Award, 1991. Aris T. Allen Lifetime Achievement Award, Anne Arundel County Republican Party, 1994. Legislative Achievement Award, Maryland Association of Retarded Citizens, 1998. Appreciation Award, Maryland Municipal League, 1998. First Citizen Award, Maryland Senate, 2001. Married; four children.
November 5, 2002
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