The Washington Post

Beverley Swaim-Staley

President and CEO, Union Station Redevelopment Corporation

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.


Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read


Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Videos curated for you.
Play Videos
Sleep advice you won't find in baby books
In defense of dads
Scenes from Brazil's Carajás Railway
Play Videos
For good coffee, sniff, slurp and spit
How to keep your child safe in the water
How your online data can get hijacked
Play Videos
How to avoid harmful chemicals in school supplies
Full disclosure: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 ghoul
How much can one woman eat?
Play Videos
What you need to know about Legionnaires' disease
How to get organized for back to school
Pandas, from birth to milk to mom