Adrian Fenty, former mayor of Washington, DC and Maria Cino, former Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Transportation, have been appointed to the Eno Center for Transportation’s board of directors. Eno President and CEO Joshua Schank made the announcement June 8 at the organization’s annual Leadership Development Conference fundraising dinner.
“It is a great pleasure to welcome these wonderful individuals to the board, two well-respected and well-known leaders who have significant experience in dealing with transportation issues,” said Eno Chairman Lillian Borrone. “Their experience in policy development and implementation, as well as their exemplary leadership skills, will nicely complement current members of the Eno board as we continue to expand our policy and leadership development initiatives.”
Fenty was the fifth, and at age 36, the youngest, mayor of the District of Columbia serving from 2007 to 2011. Fenty’s career began as lead attorney and counsel of the DC Council Committee on Education, Libraries and Recreation. He served as aide to Councilmember Kevin P. Chavous; was elected as an advisory neighborhood commissioner in ANC 4C; and was president of the 16th Street Neighborhood Civic Association. He also served two terms on the DC Council immediately prior to his election as mayor. He is now special counsel at Klores Perry Mitchell, P.C.
Cino served as chief executive officer of the Committee of Arrangements which organized the 2008 Republican National Convention (RNC). During the 2004 election cycle she was deputy chairwoman, serving as the RNC’s top political strategist and chief operating officer and overseeing the Committee’s operations. In 2005, Cino was nominated by President George W. Bush as the deputy secretary of Transportation. Immediately following Secretary Norman Mineta’s resignation in 2006, she served as acting secretary of Transportation. During President Bush’s first term, Cino was appointed to serve as assistant secretary and director general of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Prior to joining the Bush campaign, Cino was a public policy and government affairs consultant for the law firm of Wiley Rein LLP. Cino is currently vice president of Government Relations for Pfizer, Inc.
Eno’s board of directors also held elections for officers. Chairman Lillian Borrone, Secretary Mort Downey and Treasurer David Plavin were all re-elected to their positions. Board member Michael Burns was re-elected to a three-year term.