Board of Directors Biographies
Clarence C. Crawford, First Vice Chair, was appointed to the WMATA Board as a Principal Director in April 2018. He is currently Senior Vice President for Corporate Solutions for the Addx Corporation where he helps his clients develop and execute transformative strategies needed in this fast-paced, ever-evolving Federal environment. Clarence is founder and president of the Teach 'em to Fish Community Development Corporation that helps transform disadvantaged people into entrepreneurs. Clarence is also an adjunct professor at the American University's Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program where he teaches Federal budgeting, ethical leadership, and enterprise risk management (ERM).
Clarence is a Meritorious Presidential Rank Award recipient. He earned his MPA in Finance and Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice from the American University and he has taken classes at the Capital Bible Seminary.
Jim Corcoran, Second Vice Chair, was appointed to the Metro Board as a Principal Director in February 2015 representing the Commonwealth of Virginia. From April 2010 to June 2018, Jim Corcoran served as President & CEO of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Under Jim's leadership, the Chamber grew to a $2.5 Million Chamber of significant influence. Prior to joining the Northern Virginia Chamber, Jim served 14 years at the National Confectioners Association and the Chocolate Manufacturers Association, a 700 member Washington, DC based national trade association. During his tenure, NCA grew in influence for the confectionery industry growing membership from 350 to more than 700 members. Earlier in his career, Jim was a minority owner and Director of Sales & Marketing for Richardson Brands, a $25 Million confectionery company and spent time with Fortune 500 companies Borden and Del Monte in various sales and marketing management positions.
Jim earned his MBA from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ and his BS in Food Marketing from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia.
Michael Goldman was appointed to the Metro Board of Directors as a Principal Director, representing the State of Maryland, in June 2013. Mr. Goldman has practiced in the areas of international, antitrust, and transportation law since 1972. Mr. Goldman is currently an active member of the District of Columbia Bar, the American Bar Association sections on antitrust and administrative law, and the Forum on Air & Space Law. Mr. Goldman holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from Temple University. He has been a named partner with Silverberg, Goldman & Bikoff since 1992.
Mr. Goldman represents U.S. airports and U.S. and foreign airlines in regulatory matters before the DOT, FAA, and DHS; antitrust/competition law issues before DOJ and DOT; international civil aviation negotiations between the U.S. and foreign countries; aviation-related legislative matters before the Congress; and litigation in state and federal courts.
Christian Dorsey joined the WMATA Board as an Alternate Director in January of 2016 and was appointed a Principal Director in June of 2018. He was elected to the Arlington County Board in November, 2015. Christian also represents Arlington on the boards of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Additionally, he serves as one of three Arlington commissioners of The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC).
Christian is a senior leader at the Economic Policy Institute, a think tank that promotes economic policies that foster broadly shared prosperity. Christian is also a diversity and communications consultant and has helped many colleges and universities, schools, community groups, non-governmental organizations and area government agencies become more aware of the impact of unintentional bias in their work.
Tom Bulger, was appointed to the Metro Board in July 2011 as an Alternate Director for the District of Columbia. He is President of Government Relations Inc, and has been a federal advocate and policy consultant who represents private and public clients before the Congress and the Administration. After spending the first few years of his career in the Office of Management and Budget in Fairfax County, VA, Mr. Bulger was an environmental policy director and legislative representative at the National Association of Counties. During this period he worked to secure federal programs and funding that helped the nation's counties. Of particular interest were environmental initiatives affecting the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Clean Air Act, and federal transportation legislation.
As the Director of Policy and Legislation at the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Tolling Authority for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area, he was instrumental in modifying the Federal Transit Urban Formula program in 1982. He has also had extensive involvement with the Federal New Starts program, federal housing programs, the creation of the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality program, and the 1990 Clean Air Act and federal project funding strategies.
Mr. Bulger had the honor of serving as policy advisor to the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission created by SAFETEA-LU. This Commission is considered the most important commission to be formed since the Clay Commission in the 1950s that created the federal highway system. This Congressional Commission was tasked with plotting a course for the federal transportation system for the next 50 years. He is an undergrad and grad school alumnus of West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. He is married to Diana K. Bulger.
Malcolm Augustine joined the Board in July of 2015
after being appointed Alternate Director for Prince George's County.
With over twenty years of experience, Mr. Augustine is a seasoned
multi-channel marketing, sales, analytics and customer relationship
executive in the direct marketing sector with specialty in higher
education, non-profit, and healthcare. At Intra Mail Network, Malcolm
manages customer relationships and nurtures new prospects within the
higher education sector for many of the largest direct marketers in the
United States. Prior to Intra Mail Network, Malcolm provided sales and
marketing communications consulting services to a variety of clients
within the healthcare and non-profit sectors. At Eltrex Industries, a
multi-faceted company with business lines in printing, mailing, and
manufacturing, Malcolm built multi-million dollar customer
relationships. Along the way, Malcolm has consistently kept a foot in
the world of entrepreneurship with ventures in telecommunications’ and
Malcolm previously served as Chair of the Prince George's County Cable Commission and currently serves on the Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee, as a team member on the Kentland/Palmer Park Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative, on the Executive Board of Progressive Cheverly, and the Advisory Board at Saint Ambrose Catholic School of Cheverly, MD. Malcolm holds a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University.
Jeff Marootian was appointed to the Board in September 2017 as an Alternate Director at the District Department of Transportation (DDOT). Mr. Marootian joins DDOT from the US Department of Transportation, where he served under Transportation Sec Anthony Foxx from 2013 to 2017. He was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as the White House Liaison from 2013 to 2015 where he worked alongside the heads of the federal regulatory agencies to promote President Obama's transportation agenda. In 2015, Mr. Marootian was promoted to serve as the Department's Assistant Secretary for Administration. In that capacity, he oversaw the management functions of the 55,000-employee agency including human resources, facilities, procurement, and security.
Mr. Marootian has both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Public Administration from George Washington University and has lived in the District of Columbia for 20 years.
Paul C. Smedberg joined the WMATA Board as an Alternate Director in January of 2016 representing the Commonwealth of VA. He was first elected to the Alexandria City Council in 2003, was re-elected for a fifth term in November 2015.
A member of the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Operations Board since 2005, he currently serves as its Vice-Chairman after having served as Chair in 2013. Professionally he is Director of Advocacy & Government Affairs at the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Mr. Smedberg earned degrees in economics and history from Allegheny College and is a Fellow, Sorenson Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia.
Anthony E. Costa joined the Metro Board in July 2014 as an Alternate Director representing the federal government. He is currently Associate Executive Director for Real Property and Planning for the US Department of Veterans Affairs. In this role, Mr. Costa is leading VA efforts to ensure the agency's real estate assets support the provision of services to our nation's veterans.
Previously, Mr. Costa was a Senior Advisor to the Administrator of the General Services Administration. Mr. Costa is led GSA's efforts to direct real estate activities to encourage the provision of environments where communities, and employees, can live, work and thrive. Mr. Costa was GSA's Chief Human Capital Officer and led the agency-wide development and implementation of GSA's human capital strategic plan. He has extensive leadership and management experience, having served in various senior executive leadership positions within GSA's Public Building Service; including serving as its Acting Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, and Regional Commissioner for the National Capital Region. Mr. Costa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from Bucknell University and a Master of Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has received several honors for outstanding performance, including the Walter Washington District Champion Award, presented by Leadership Greater Washington in 2008. Mr. Costa was also the recipient of Presidential Rank Awards in 2002 for Meritorious Executive and in 2004 for Distinguished Executive.