Edward Chow

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Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Maryland)


Family: 2 Children

Born: 03/29/1939 New York, NY

Home: , Maryland

Education: Certificate, Public Executive Institute, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, 1991 Certificate, Planning for Nuclear Emergencies, Harvard University, 1980 MPA, University of Puget Sound, 1976 BA, Seattle University, 1967

Profession: Deputy Assistant Secretary/Senior Advisor, Office of Policy and Planning, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 1993-2001 City Administrator, City of Kent, Washington, 1989-1992 Adjudicator/Loan Service Representative, Seattle Office, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 1987-1989 Director of Emergency Services, State of Washington, 1979-1981 Portfolio Manager/Investment Advisor, Bache & Company, Shearson, Hammill & Company, 1968-1974 United States Army, 1962-67, bronze star United States Army Reserve, 1956-60

Political: Secretary, State of Maryland, Department of Veterans Affairs, 2009-present

Congressional Membership: Chair, Governor's Commission on Military Monuments, 2009-present Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2009-present Member, Governor's Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2009-present Chair, Governor?s Warrior to Worker Council, 2010-present Member, Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 2009-present Member, Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Minority Affairs, 2009-present Member, Maryland Commission on Suicide Prevention, 2009-present Member, Maryland Integrated Map Executive Committee, 2009-present Member, Maryland Military Installation Council, 2010-present Member, State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2009-present Member, Veterans Behavioral Health Advisory Board, 2009-2011 Member, Commission on the Establishment of a Maryland Women in Military Service Monument, 2009

Organization Membership: Director of Programs, Asian-Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies, 2008-2009 President, Vietnam Veterans of America, Maryland State Council, 2006-2009 National Vice President, Vietnam Veterans of America, 2001-2005 Member, National Japanese-American Memorial Foundation, Regional Board of Governors, Greater Capital Area, 1998-2001 Chair, Vietnam Veterans of America, Council of Presidents, 1987-1989 Life Member, Disabled American Veterans Member, Hispanic War Veterans Association Member, Japanese American Veterans Association Life Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars Life Member, Vietnam Veterans of America


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