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JAMES D. FIELDER, JR., Ph.D., Acting Secretary of Business & Economic Development, 1998-

Acting Secretary of Business and Economic Development since April 28, 1998.

Director, Office of Economic Development, Harford County, 1991-94. Assistant Secretary for Business Development, Department of Economic and Employment Development, 1994. Acting Secretary of Economic and Employment Development, January-April, 1995. Deputy Secretary, Department of Business and Economic Development, 1995-98.

Board of Directors, Maryland Small Business Development Center Network, 1992-93 (executive committee). Member, State Information Technology Board, 1995-; Maryland Economic Development Corporation, 1995-; Port Land Use Task Force, 1996; Task Force to Study Retail Electric Competition and the Restructuring of the Electric Utility Industry, 1997-98; Governor's Executive Council, 1998-; Cabinet Council for Career and Technology Education, 1998-; Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 1998-; Maryland Economic Development Commission, 1998-; Maryland Industrial Development Financing Authority, 1998-; Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority, 1998-; Maryland Aviation Commission, 1998-; Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, 1998-; State Use Industries Advisory Committee, 1998-; Governor's Council on Adolescent Pregnancy, 1998-; Maryland Museum of African-American History and Culture Commission, 1998-.

Born in Harford County, Maryland, July 2, 1948. University of Maryland, College Park, B.A., 1970, M.A., 1972; Michigan State University, Ph.D. (higher education administration), 1984. Board of Directors, Liriodendron Foundation, Inc., 1988-91; Al Cesky Scholarship Foundation, Inc., 1989-91; National Association of State Development Agencies, 1997- (member, 1992-97). Co-Chair, March of Dimes Walkathon, Harford County, 1990-91. Vice-President, Business and Education Advisory Task Force, Harford County Department of Education, 1992-93. President, Maryland Industrial Development Association, 1993-94 (vice-president, 1992-93). Member, Legislative Committee, Harford County Chamber of Commerce, 1990 (chair, strategic planning subcommittee); Southern Industrial Development Council, 1991-97; International Development Research Council, 1991-97; Maryland Distribution Council, 1995-.

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