Maryland Transportation Secretary Beverly Swaim-Staley announced that she will be stepping down from the position after 25 years of state service. In September 2009, Governor O’Malley appointed Swaim-Staley to position, making her was the first woman to serve in that capacity. Prior to serving in her current role, Swaim-Staley served as the Deputy Transportation Secretary from 2007-2009. In response to her resignation, Governor O’Malley stated:
“When Beverley joined our team over five years ago, she was widely recognized for her seasoned leadership. Throughout her tenure, she has solidified her reputation as a skilled and forward thinking executive. With her strong background in both finance and transportation, Beverley guided our transportation efforts during the most difficult economic downturn this country has faced in generations. Despite the economic challenges, we made significant progress including the development of an award winning public-private partnership at the Port of Baltimore and the opening of the Intercounty Connector. I thank her for her years of service.”
To read more about Swaim-Staley’s accomplishments, read the full press release.