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Mayor Williams makes appointments to Board of Elections and Ethics and DC Sports and Entertainment Commission
September 17, 2003




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Press release Mark Tuohey
Lloyd Jordan David Marlin
Lenora Cole Alexander

Jordan and Tuohey

Government of the District of Columbia
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Mayor Williams Makes Appointments to Boards and Commissions

(Washington, DC) Today, Mayor Anthony A. Williams made two appointments to the Board of Elections and Ethics and two appointments to the DC Sports and Entertainment Commission. All four appointments must go to the DC Council for consideration and approval.

"The Sports Commission and the Board of Elections and Ethics are important assignments in the District of Columbia government," said Mayor Williams. "The effort these highly qualified appointees will put forth is critical to the success of the District. Their contribution to our city is greatly appreciated."

Board of Elections and Ethics

Mayor Williams appointed Lenora Cole Alexander and David Marlin to the Board of Elections and Ethics.

  • Lenora Cole is an independent contractor and consultant who previously worked at UDC, American University, George Mason and the University of Maryland.

  • David Marlin is an attorney in private practice and currently serves as chairman of the Board of Appeals and Review. He has served as a mediator and arbitrator with the DC Superior Court, as executive director of the Disability Rights Council, director of the Legal Research and Services for the Elderly and Deputy Director of the Washington, DC Neighborhood Legal Services Program.

Mayor Williams today appointed Lloyd Jordan and Mark Tuohey to the DC Sports and Entertainment Commission.

  • Lloyd Jordan was previously the director of DCRA, and is presently senior counsel at Holland and Knight.

  • Mark Tuohey has served as special counsel to the DC Council and is currently a partner in the Washington office of Vinson and Elkins. He will be the chairman of the Sports Commission.

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Mark H. Tuohey 

Co Section Head, Litigation Co Administrative Partner 

Vinson & Elkins LLP.The Willard Office Building 
1455 Pennsylvania Ave., N .W.
Washing on D.C. 20004-1008

Practice Description

Mark is the Co-Administrative Partner of the Washington office. He concentrates his practice in complex civil and criminal litigation, internal corporate investigations and compliance programs. His practice is largely devoted to representing corporations, their officers and directors, and individuals in civil and white-collar criminal litigation and Congressional investigations. In addition, Mark is involved in alternative dispute resolution matters including arbitration and mediation, in the United States and abroad.. Mark represents clients in a variety of national and international investigations and litigation matters. In 1998 and 1999; he acted as Special Counsel to the District of Columbia Council and conducted its investigations of the Metropolitan Police Department and the Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Administration; he currently serves as special counsel on Anti-Terrorism Preparedness.

Activities and Affiliations

  • President: District of Columbia Bar, 1993-1994

  • Chair: District of Columbia Bar Foundation, 1996-2001

  • Fellow: American College of Trial Lawyers; American Bar Foundation; American Law Institute

  • Member: District of Columbia Federal Judicial Nominating Commission; American Bar Association House of Delegates; Judicial Conference of the District of Columbia Circuit; Judicial Conference of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals; Mayor's Advisory Committee on the Office of Corporation Counsel

  • Master. William J. Bryan American Inn of Court

  • Faculty Member. National Institute for Trial Advocacy

  • Lecturer and Writer various trial advocacy topics, including issues relating to complex civil and criminal litigation, and Congressional oversight investigations

  • Trustee: Catholic University of America; Gonzaga College High School; Washington Jesuit Academy

  • Recipient: 2001 D.C Lawyer of the Year, Bar Association of the District of Columbia 

Education and Professional Background

  • Saint Bonaventure University, BA in history, 1968

  • United States Army, Officer, 1970-1971 

  • Fordham University Law School, JD., 1973 (Writing & Research Editor, Fordham Urban Law Journal)

  • Admitted to practice: District of Columbia,1973; New York 1981; United States Supreme Court; District of Columbia Court of Appeals; Superior Court of the District of Columbia; US. District Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; US. Courts of Appeal for the Second, Third, Fourth, D.C and Federal Circuits; US. Court of Claims

  • Assistant United States Attorney, District of Columbia, 19731977

  • United States Department of Justice, Special Trial Counsel, 1977-1978; Special Counsel to the Attorney General. 1979

  • Deputy Independent Counsel, Whitewater Investigation,1994-1995

  • Brooking Institution Commission on the Independent Counsel Act, 1999

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Capabilities Profile...

Over 21 years of executive management experience. Experienced in municipal operations, finance, and planning. Exceptional experience in turnaround management of municipal operations. Experience in corporate and transactional law. Experience in real estate transactions; debt issuance, bond issuance, and creative financing methods. Proven capabilities are applicable in several areas, including:

Government Operations 

Strategic Planning

Organization Management

Community Development

Economic Development 

Financial Management

Government Affairs

Budget Preparation

Legal Affairs

Labor Relations

Real Estate Development


Real Estate Development

Turnaround Management

Corporate Relation

Key Career Accomplishments...

  • Successfully managed the turnaround of a multi-discipline entity once considered the worst in the country to transforming it the best in the nation.

  • Created the municipal financial plan that led to the bailout of Trans World Airlines (TWA), which) generated $25 million per day in economic benefits and saved over 12,000 jobs for the state.

  • Produced three consecutive years of cash surplus for a municipal entity of $11 million, $14 million, and $16 million respectively, by reducing the cost of operations and improving departmental efficiency.

  • Improved credit position of an organization leading it to receive an unprecedented three-level credit increase from BBB- to A- within three years and the subsequent reduction in borrowing interest of 3% per year.

  • Reduced the time for building permits from 8 months to 1 day for 97 % of permits for a municipal entity.

  • Developed strategic and operational plans to convert municipal cost centers to income generating profit centers.

  • Managed a workforce of approximately 8,000 employees and reduced the cost of operations, saving $44 million within three years.

  • Participated iii the creation, negotiation and management, of over $800 million in real estate projects.

  • Managed the strategic, tactical, and operational plans of an entity with a budget of $750 million

  • Managed major potential municipal disaster.

Employment History

HOLLAND & KNIGHT LLP, Washington. D.C., 2000

Senior Counsel
Practice in the firm's State and Local Government practice area. Assist state and local governments in day to day aspects of local government and administration. Counsel governments do municipal and regulatory law, procurement, land use, strategic planning, economic and community development, legislative, and governmental affairs. Assist governments with state and federal appropriations.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, Washington, D.C., 1998-2000

Director, Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs
Responsible for managing the successful turnaround of the regulatory agency responsible for building and land development, zoning regulations, property and housing regulations and environmental regulations and licensing, public space, business regulation and licensing, liquor regulation and control, and solid waste regulation. Lead agency from worst in the United States to the recognized nation leader. Served on Mayor's Technology Task Force, Economic Development Task Force and chaired Regulatory Reform Task Force that included Public Works, Health, Polices, and Fire Departments. Regularly interacted with Personnel and Procurement Departments, as well as the Office of the Chief Financial Officer. Additional duties included the regular interaction with neighbor and community groups as well as the corporate community.


Provided consulting services as part of Cleveland State University Center for Excellence in Public Management. Consulted with numerous cities on improving the delivery of governmental services. One client I served was the District of Columbia Office Chief Management Officer. During this representation I acquired a detailed understanding of the operations of the government of the District of Columbia. During this engagement, I assisted the Chief Management Officer with a comprehensive review of all the departments of the District Government including but not limited to Procurement, Property Management, Human Services, Health, Regulatory Affairs and Public Works. Responsible for the plan to completely reorganization of the property management department. Responsible for the management of real estate including lease portfolio, building maintenance, energy management, site design and security. Responsibility included assisting in the development of strategic lens and the implementation of management reform initiatives for Housing, Health and Human Services departments. Assisted in the analysis and preparation of the budgets of the operating departments of the District. Interacted with many of members of the Council of the District of Columbia and the Financial Management Authority/

THE JORDAN GROUP, St. Louis, Missouri, 1996-1997 

Consulted with municipal governments to improve operational management. Also engages in the practice of law in the following areas: municipal corporations, real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions. Substantial amount of practice devoted to business development and governmental affairs for numerous corporations.

GOVERNMENT OF THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS, St. Louis, Missouri, 1993-1996 

Chief Administrative Officer/Chief of Staff
Responsible for the management of 8,000 employees and the direction of 24 operating departments. Managed a budget of $314 Billion Dollars. Managed the strategic, tactical and operational plans for the city. Responsible for the management of the city's financial corporation and economic development corporation. Responsible for policy and operations of Streets, Neighborhood. Buildings, Airport, Refuse, Fire, Emergency Management, Human Services, Health, Legal, Public Safety, Public Service, Convention Center, Parks & Recreation, Community Development, and Human Services departments. In conjunction with others was responsible for the preparation of the City's budget. Responsible for intergovernmental affairs. Served as the liaison to boards, commissions, committees, and business, professional and civic groups. Successfully managed many municipal emergencies such as the 100-year flood and the potential propane farm disaster. Managed the 50% reduction in youth crime. Improved neighborhood service delivery by 80%. Success in managing the city's acquisition of a professional football team. Success in managing operating departments to create budget surplus for 3 consecutive years.

CNA INSURANCE COMPANIES, Chicago, Illinois, 1990-1993

Directing and Managing Attorney
Responsible for the management of the staff counsels operation for the sixth largest insurance company in America. Developed the program operations for the Eastern District of Missouri and the Southern District of Illinois. Managed the strategic growth and budget for the program. Supervised the handling of litigation in areas of personal injury defense, commercial and business liability, product liability, worker's compensation, construction and structural work act liability, collection and subrogation. Managed complex litigation and appellate practice.

Law Firm, St. Louis, Missouri, 1981- 1990 

Managing Partner
Responsible for the development and management of fifteen people law firm. Responsible for the fiscal management, budget development and cost containment programs. Supervised the firm's litigation of personal injury defense, product liability, commercial and corporate cases. Handled the firm's corporation and transactional practice. Representative clients included Coors Brewery, Prudential Insurance Company, Dillard's Department Stores, Resolution Trust Corporation, State Farm Insurance Company, Allstate Insurance Company, Leader Lincoln Mercury, Board of Education City of St. Louis.


Assistant Director Director Information Systems
Assisted the Director in the management of city's employment and training program. Coordinated various Department of Labor programs and initiatives to reduce the city's unemployment. Responsible for the management of the adjudication of grievances and complaints: Managed the information systems operations.

FIRST NATIONAL BANK - ST. LOUIS, St. Louis, Missouri, 1978-1979 

Computer Systems Engineer
Responsible for the development and maintenance of banks international financial computer system.


HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Certification, Program for Senior Executives State and Local Governments, 1994

Juris Doctorate, 1981

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, St. Louis, Missouri Bachelor of Science, Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, 1977

Bar Licenses...

Supreme Court of the United States 
District of Columbia 
State of Missouri 
State of Illinois

Professional Affiliations/Organizations...

  • National Forum for Public Administrators

  • Turnaround Management Association

  • District of Columbia Bar Association

  • Mound City Bar Association

  • Illinois State Bar Association

Professional Appointments Or Positions Held

  • Harris Stowe State College, Resident Scholar Public Management 

  • St. Louis Development Corporation, Chairman

  • Missouri Commission on Crime

  • St. Louis Municipal Finance Corporation, President

  • Missouri Airport Commission

Civic Positions Held

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, International President

NAACP. First Vice President

Equity Community Foundation, Board of Directors

Operation PUSH, Attorney

Opportunities Industrialization Centers, Board of Directors

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David H. Marlin

Tel: (202) 363-6018   Fax: (202) 362-3397 


January 2000 to present-Chair, D.C. Board of Appeals and Review. Adjudicative agency established by Mayor's Executive Order for final administrative decisions in appeals from Departments of Health, Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, Public Works and Metropolitan Police Depariment.

1995-2000-mediator and arbitrator, D.C. Superior Court

1992 to 1995-Executive Director and co-founder, Disability Rights Council of Greater Washington-non-profit agency to enforce Americans with Disability Act, affiliated with Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights.

1988 to 1991-member of D.C. Contract Appeals Board-trial court for final administrative review of bid protests and contract appeals.

1986 to 1988-solo private practice of law.

1981 to 1985-member of D.C. Rental Housing Commission-appellate body for final decisions in rent control and eviction appeals.

1968 to 1981-Director, Legal Research and Services for the Elderly, affiliated with National Council of Senior Citizens-this was the first program in the country responsible for identifying and proposing solutions for the legal problems of older Americans. Funded by the federal government and private foundations. Created and supervised 12 sub-grants throughout the U.S; provided technical assistance to 20 state offices of aging and six nursing home ombudsmen programs; and established pre-paid legal projects in Philadelphia and Phoenix. With funds from the Ford Foundation and three federal agencies, created Criminal Justice and the Elderly in 1977 to foster crime prevention and victim assistance. Represented consumers in FTC rule-making proceedings and supervised amicus curiae litigation.

1966 to 1968-Deputy Director, Washington D.C. Neighborhood Legal Services Program-established first law reform unit in U.S. and supervised test case litigation in welfare, housing, consumer and juvenile law.

1965 to 1966-Assistant General Counsel; U.S. Commission on Civil Rights-authored report on the first year of school desegregation under Title VI

1961 to 1965-trial lawyer, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice. Cases involving voter registration discrimination, principally in Alabama, plus school desegregation at military bases throughout the South.

1959 to 1961-Private law practice in Ridgefield and Danbury, Connecticut 


1950-BA--University of Michigan.

1957-LLB--University of Michigan Law School 

Member D.C. and Connecticut bars

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Director, Women's Bureau (Reagan Administration) 

U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C. Consultant

U.S. Department of State, U.S. Information Agency, and U.S. Agency for International Development, Washington, D.C. 


Vice President for Student Affairs
University of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C. 

Vice President for Student Life
The American University, Washington. D.C.

Visiting Commonwealth Professor of Public Affairs 
George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia 

Adjunct Professor
University of Maryland, University College, Adelphi, Maryland 


Independent Contractor and Consultant


Ph.D. State University of New York at Buffalo
Major: Educational Administration, Policy and Organizational Development

M.Ed. State University of New York at Buffalo
Major: Educational Administration, Policy and Organizational Development

B.S. State University College at Buffalo
Major: Elementary Education and Education for Exceptional Children


Who's Who of American Women 
Who's Who Among Black Americans
Who's Who in America 
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Business and Professional Boards

President, Board of Directors, The Foundation for Exceptional Children, Reston, Va.
Secretary, Board of Directors, Woodley House (mental health), Washington, Virginia
Commissioner, Commission on Leadership Development in Higher Education, American Council on Higher Education, Washington, D.C. 
Director, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
Director, The McAuley Institute (women's housing foundation) of the Sisters of Mercy, Silver Spring, Md.
Director, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
Director, District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce

Government. Civic, Educational and Community Appointments

Commissioner, District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics
Member, U.S. Delegation to the United Nation's Decade for Women Conference, Nairobi, Kenya
Member, U.S. Delegation to the Preparatory Conference for the U.N. Decade for Women Conference, Vienna, Austria 
Member, Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Service (DACOWITS), U.S. Department of Defense
Member, Advisory Committee on Women Veterans, U.S. Veteran's Administration, Washington, D.C.
Member, White House Interdepartmental Committee on Women's Business Ownership
Member, White House Task Force on Legal Equity for Women
Consultant, United Nations, Division for the Advancement (economic) of Women, Vienna, Austria
Delegate, Organization of the American States, Commission on the Status of Women, Cartagena, Colombia
Commissioner, District of Columbia Rental Accommodations Commission
Commissioner, Mayor's Blue Ribbon Panel on Reorganization of the Department of Human Resources, Washington, D.C..
Member, Advisory Board, State University of New York, Urban Center, Buffalo, N.Y.
Director, Washington Opportunities for Women (economic and labor)

Recipient of numerous honors and awards

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