Thomas McCloud

Background

Thomas McCloud has been a resident of Prince George’s county for more than 30 years and has enjoyed diverse careers in the government and non-profit sectors. He has served in senior level management positions in local government and non-profit organizations at the national level in human resources management and as a senior congressional aide in the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Mr. McCloud is married and the proud father of one son. He is a Vietnam veteran and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps.

Chairman Thomas McCloud

Career Experience

In 1970 he worked as special programs counselor at Rutgers University where he also served as Educational Opportunity Community Advisory Board Chair, a program for students entering college requiring developmental support in English, Math and Science.

In 1976, Mr. McCloud held the position of Deputy Director and Acting Director, respectively for the Public Service Employment Program (PSEP) in Newark, NJ. PSEP was a federally funded employment program providing jobs for unemployed individuals in the public sector and nonprofit organizations.

Since arriving in Washington, DC in 1978, McCloud has work as a senior manager with the National League of Cities and Chief Operating Officer at Public Technology, Inc. In 1993, he returned to Newark, NJ to serve as executive director of the Newark Fighting Back Partnership, a demonstration project to reduce the incidence of substance abuse funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the U.S. Department of Health and Human services. Also while in Newark, McCloud hosted a weekly cable television program, “Taking It to the Streets” and chaired the Essex County Youth Commission.

McCloud has served in a variety of volunteer positions and received recognition as: President, National Forum of Black Public Administrators, Board Member, National Forum of Black Public Administrators, and Manager of the Year, Washington Convention Center, Public Service Education Fellow, and Board Chair, Community Mediation Prince George’s.

Current Positions

Currently, Mr. McCloud is employed as a Program Manager with the Key Bridge Foundation and is an Adjunct Professor at Prince George’s Community College. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution. He also serves as Roster Mediator for the Prince George’s County District and Circuit Courts, and is a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution and Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence.

Education

Thomas McCloud holds a BA degree in Urban Studies, and a Master of Public Administration from Rutgers University. He attained his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center.