Beverley Swaim-Staley, whom most recently served as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation for three years, has been selected to serve as the new Union Station Redevelopment Corporation (USRC) President and Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Swaim-Staley has the skills and experience to lead USRC and establish Washington Union Station as a world-class multimodal transportation center. As President, her primary task will be the development and implementation of a comprehensive Master Plan for Union Station.
She was the first woman to serve as Maryland Transportation Secretary with 10,000 employees and a $3.6 billion annual budget. As Secretary, Ms. Swaim-Staley oversaw the only state department of transportation with direct supervision over all aspects of transportation including: the State’s highway, transit and rail networks; motor vehicles; Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport; and the Port of Baltimore.
With nearly 14 years of experience as Secretary, Deputy Transportation Secretary and Chief Financial Officer for MDOT, Ms. Swaim-Staley oversaw negotiations to execute one of the largest public-private partnership agreements in the nation resulting in the construction of a new 50-foot berth at the Port of Baltimore. This project has received two awards: 2010 Project Finance Magazine’s "North American Logistics Deal of the Year” and the 2010 Infrastructure Investor "North American Deal of the Year."
From 2001-2002, while serving as Deputy Secretary, she also served as Executive Director of Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, a period which encompassed the terrorist strike on 9/11 and the subsequent revolution in airport security.
She also has been honored with a number of leadership awards, including: 2012 COMTO Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation Award and Maryland Washington Minority Contractors’ Association 2010 Most Inclusive Government Leader of the Year for Minority Business Enterprise.