John G. “Mike” Malcolm, 71, who spent 20 years as a senior management analyst with the Department of Health and Human Services before retiring in 1999, died July 2 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville of arrhythmia and respiratory failure.

The death was confirmed by his wife, Joyce Aso.

Before joining HHS, Mr. Malcolm was a senior management analyst at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and chief of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s management systems division. He taught marketing and advertising at the University of Maryland’s University College from 1975 to 1995.

John Grant Malcolm was a native of Missoula, Mont., and a 1970 graduate of the University of Maryland, where he received a master’s degree in business administration in 1971. He served in the Army from 1960 to 1968, doing personnel and intelligence work. His military decorations included the Army Commendation Medal.

A Gaithersburg resident, he was a board member and past president of the Maryland Ornithological Society. His memberships also included the Ekoji Buddhist Temple in Fairfax Station.

His first marriage, to Sharon McDonald, ended in divorce. Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Joyce Aso of Gaithersburg; two children from his first marriage, Lynn C. Malcolm of Frederick and Linda K. Malcolm of Berlin, Md.; his mother, June Wilhelm of Missoula; a sister; and two half brothers.

— Adam Bernstein