Bachelor in Political Science, University Dayton, Ohio, 1981. Master of Public Administration, State University of New York, Albany, 1985.
Environmental planner Department Environmental Resources, Prince George's County, Maryland, 1986—1987. Development review coordinator Office County Executive, 1987—1989, development manager, 1989—1995. Governor's ombudsman, assistant secretary for economic development policy Department Business & Economic Development, 1995—1996.
Deputy secretary Maryland Department Transportation, 1997—1998, secretary, 1999—2003, 2007—2009, acting secretary, 2007. Vice president administrative affairs University Maryland, College Park, 2003—2007. Deputy secretary United States Department Transportation, Washington, since 2009.
Married Heidi Porcari.