By Design Newsletter - Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

IN THIS ISSUE:

Board Updates

Board of Examiners of Landscape Architects

Board of Certified Interior Designers

Board of Architects

Board for Professional Land Surveyors

Board for Professional Engineers

Passages


CONTACTS

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing


500 North Calvert Street,
3rd Floor
Baltimore, Maryland, 21202

Stanley J. Botts, Commissioner

Harry Loleas, Deputy Commissioner

Jay Hutchins, Executive Director

Pamela Edwards, Assistant Executive Director
410-230-6322
Fax 410-333-0021

Shannon Davis, Outreach Coordinator & By Design Editor
 


YOUR BOARD MEMBERS

State Board of Architects
410-230-6261

Diane Cho, Chair, Architect, Baltimore County

Stephen L. Parker, Architect, Montgomery County

Gary A. Bowden, Architect, Baltimore City

R. Glen Stephens, Architect, Howard County

Paul R. Edmeades, Architect, Harford County

Gary Ey, Consumer Member, Harford County

Vacant, Consumer Member

Terry White, Executive Secretary
 


State Board of Examiners of Landscape Architects
410-230-6256

Christopher Schein, Chair, Landscape Architect, Anne Arundel County

Lisa Keir, Consumer Member, Baltimore County

Jeanette Stern-Tansey, Landscape Architect, Baltimore

Charles B. Adams, Landscape Architect, Baltimore County

Deborah Evans, Executive Secretary
 


State Board for Professional Land Surveyors
410-230-6256

Charles Maloy Ed.D, Chair, Consumer Member, Baltimore County

Daniel P. Lavelle, Land Surveyor, Frederick County

Joan G. Dunne, Consumer Member, Baltimore County

John V. Mettee, III, Land Surveyor, Harford County

Thomas M. Orisich, Land Surveyor, Baltimore County

Donald J. Ocker, Property Line Surveyor, St. Mary's County

Deborah Evans, Executive Secretary
 


State Board for Professional Engineers
410-230-6260

Howard (Skip) Harclerode, P.E., Chair, Chemical Engineer Member, Baltimore County

Steven A. Arndt, P.E., Vice Chair, Mechanical Engineer Member, Montgomery County

Pastor Farinas, P.E., Electrical Engineer Member, Montgomery County

Sandra J. Murphy, Consumer Member, Prince George's County

Sallye E. Perrin, P.E., Civil Engineer Member, Baltimore City

Rosalind L. Yee, Consumer Member, Anne Arundel County

Dorothy Matricciani, Executive Secretary
 


State Board for Certified Interior Designers
410-230-6259

Diane Gordy, Chair, Certified Interior Designer, Montgomery County

Teri Bennett, Certified Interior Designer, Baltimore

H. Christine Pirrung, Consumer Member, Anne Arundel County

Barbara Portnoy, Certified Interior Designer, Baltimore County

Carla K. Viar, Certified Interior Designer, Washington County

David Watts, Architect, Baltimore County

Karen Zopf, Certified Interior Designer, Baltimore County

Janis Daniels, Executive Secretary
 

Welcome

Jay Hutchins, Executive Director

I’m pleased to be joining the Design Boards and becoming part of the team. This marks my first issue of By Design, and I hope you’ll let me know what you’d like to see in future issues. You’ll also notice that the Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing has launched a new website. It’s designed to be more user-friendly and help facilitate communication between the Division and our licensees. We hope you find it informative and easy to use. In this issue of By Design, we bring you the results of two boards’ sunset evaluations and reminders about timely licensure renewal. We also celebrate the service of one retiring board member and acknowledge the passing of another. If you have anything you’d like to see in By Design, feel free to email me at jhutchins@dllr.state.md.us.

Jay Hutchins, Executive DirectorMeet Jay Hutchins

Jay Hutchins, the new Executive Director of the Professional Design Boards, may be new to the role, but he is not new to DLLR. For the past three and a half years, he served as the Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs. In this role, Jay was responsible for representing the department’s interest on proposed legislation in Annapolis and on Capitol Hill as well as navigating passage for all departmental bills in Annapolis, including budget appropriations. Jay also served as the department’s chief regulatory officer overseeing department regulations.   

Jay began his career on Capitol Hill in 1992. After working for a year in the Office of New York Congressman Ed Towns, Jay left Capitol Hill to enter law school. After earning his law degree in 1996, Jay returned to Capitol Hill, this time working on the Senate side for former Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey. In 1998, Jay received a Presidential appointment by President Bill Clinton to the United States Peace Corps, where he primarily focused on budget/appropriations issues and regulatory matters. Immediately prior to his arrival at DLLR, Jay was a federal lobbyist for Goodwill Industries International. His work included Sarbanes-Oxley, the Workforce Investment Act and proposed changes to tax laws relating to charitable deductions. 

In his spare time, Jay serves as a Landlord-Tenant Commissioner in Montgomery County, where he lives with his wife and their two boys. Welcome, Jay! 

Board Updates

Board of Examiners of Landscape Architects

Full Sunset Evaluation Waived
The Board’s preliminary sunset review was initiated in May 2009, a year earlier than scheduled. We’re pleased to report that the Department of Legislative Services issued a favorable evaluation and recommended that the Board’s mandate be continued for another 10 years until July 1, 2024. No full evaluation will be undertaken. More information about the sunset review process is available.

Board Seeks Consumer Member
Do you know someone who might be a good candidate for a Consumer member of the Board? He or she must not have any financial interest in the practice of landscape architecture and must be committed to attending quarterly Board meetings. If you’d like to suggest a candidate, email pamedwards@dllr.state.md.us.

Board of Certified Interior Designers

Members of the Board have been busy promoting the Interior Design profession. Teri Lura Bennett recently attended an NCIDQ meeting. The Board works closely with NCIDQ, which protects the public by administering the CID certification exam and offering continuing education credits.

Chair Diane Gordy served as a guest panelist at the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) education day, held in Fairfax, VA on November 10, 2009. She teamed with a Ferguson Enterprises consultant and Case Design Build project manager to host a panel discussion on specifying finishes.

Board of Architects

New Equivalency Chart Changes
In September, the Board of Architects proposed amendments to their regulations, including the educational equivalency matrix. The proposed changes to the requirements were published in the August 28, 2009 issue of the Maryland Register. The full text of the regulations is available. Final action was taken on at the October meeting, and the new regulations went into effect on November 30, 2009. If you have any questions about this change, email twhite@dllr.state.md.us.

Consumer Member Needed
Do you know someone who might be a good candidate for a Consumer member of the Board? He or she must not have any financial interest in the practice of architecture and must be committed to attending monthly Board meetings. If you’d like to suggest a candidate, email pamedwards@dllr.state.md.us.

Board for Professional Land Surveyors

Sunset Review Favorable
The Board was selected by the Department of Legislative Services for an early sunset review. The review found no areas for improvement, so a full review will not be conducted. The sunset evaluation report recommended that the Board’s mandate be renewed for another 10 years until July 1, 2024. More information about the sunset review process is available. Congratulations!

Board for Professional Engineers

Eugene Harvey, Former Chair, Retires from Board
The Board bids farewell to Eugene C. Harvey, who has served faithfully since July 1, 1998. He led the Board as Chair from July 14, 2005 until June 12, 2008. Mr. Harvey began his engineering career as principal draftsman and junior civil engineer for the City of Baltimore’s Bureau of Water Supply. Later, he spent many years working for the welfare of Anne Arundel County, both as a civil engineer and through volunteer work. Most recently, Mr. Harvey was on staff at John E. Harms, Jr. & Associates in Pasadena, Maryland. We thank Mr. Harvey for his years of service to the Board and wish him well during his retirement. You’ll be missed, Gene!

License Renewals
It may seem obvious, but renewing your license on time will save you time and money! Simply put, practicing engineering without a license is a violation of the law—the Board can and will censure you for it! A renewal notice is mailed to you 60 days prior to the expiration of your license. Renew online—it’s easy! Also, remember that you must record your expiration date in the professional certification every time you stamp and seal a document. If you miss your renewal deadline, even by a day, you’ll have to apply for reinstatement. Keep reading….

Reinstatement Reminders
Of course, the Board hopes you won’t need to reinstate your license, since you won’t have let it expire in the first place! If it happens to you, however, remember that you must account for all work activity performed during your unlicensed period. The Board requires this information in order to determine the terms of your reinstatement. The reinstatement fee is $168, but may be more depending on the Board’s decision. The application for reinstatement is available in Word format (Word document, 470KB, download Word viewer for free). Be specific, provide details, and remember to renew!

Passages

Charles Maloy, Ed.DDr. Charles Edward Maloy, III
It is with great sadness that the Board for Professional Land Surveyors reports the passing of its Chair, Dr. Charles Edward Maloy III, on December 20, 2009. Dr. Maloy was appointed to the Board in July 1977, becoming Chair in March 1979 and remaining so until his death. Since January 1993, he also led the Joint Chairs Committee. Although he was a consumer member rather than a land surveyor, he was dedicated to the design professions and the development of their practitioners.

Dr. Maloy earned his BA (Political Science) and M.Ed. (Counseling) degrees from the University of Florida, where he was also an active member of several student organizations and proved himself a lifelong Florida Gator fan. Later, he earned his Doctorate in Education from Morgan State University in Baltimore. For 32 years, he served Towson University, first as a counselor at the university’s Counseling Center, then moving up to hold the position of Director of the Counseling Center for over 20 years. Prior to his retirement in 1998, he had also served as Vice President for Student Life, University Affirmative Action Officer, and University Ombudsman. He loved the Towson Tigers and was a member of the Tiger Club as well as the Tiger Athletic Fund Board. A memorial service will be held at Towson University in late January. We send our condolences to his wife, Diane, and their children and grandchildren.

Below, several of Dr. Maloy’s colleagues share their special remembrances of him.

Diane Gordy, Chair, Board of Certified Interior Designers: “Chuck Maloy was a great friend and mentor. As I knew him, he was fair, focused and always had at heart the best interest of the registered professionals in our Design Cluster. He leaves some very large shoes to fill and I, personally, shall miss him greatly.”

Skip Harclerode, Chair, Board for Professional Engineers: “He had tremendous heart for the design professionals. His motivation, his actions, and his words were always for the betterment of all the design professions, not just the land surveyors. He was very much an activist.”

Diane Cho, Chair, Board of Architects: “As a fairly new member of the Joint Chairs, I was just beginning to get to know Dr. Maloy. What I saw was someone of integrity and tenacity who was a forceful leader while maintaining an ability to listen to all opinions and build consensus. He will be truly missed.”

Milena Trust, Counsel to the Design Boards: “Chuck was the most honorable, ethical and fair person I have ever met. His wit and humor were unmatched. To me he was not only someone who was instrumental in the creation of the Special Fund model cluster for the Design Boards, and who worked tirelessly and unselfishly on the issues that were important to these boards. Chuck was a true friend that I could always count on; he will always have a special place in my heart.”

 

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