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Date: February 10, 2003 (03-09)
Contact: Steve Simon, 240-567-7952
(Pager 301-930-3880)
Ken Nelson, 240-567-8928

African American Chamber of Commerceís Black History Month Program At Montgomery College Features Lt. Governor Michael Steele
First African American Lieutenant Governor to Speak
at Germantown Campus Feb. 24

Montgomery Collegeís Germantown Campus and the Office of Workforce Development and Continuing Education will host the African American Chamber of Commerceís Annual Black History Program on Monday, Feb. 24, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in Globe Hall of the campusís High Technology building. Maryland Lieutenant Governor Michael S. Steele will be the featured speaker.

In addition to his role as lieutenant governor, Steele has served as co-chair of Governor Robert Ehrlich's Transition Team. He also serves as a member of the Governor's Executive Council; as chair of the Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice; chair of the State House Trust; and chair of the Maryland Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families. He is also a member of the Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism; chair of the Advisory Board on After-School Opportunity Programs; chair of the Cabinet Council on Business, Economic Development, and Transportation; and co-chair of the Safe Schools Interagency Steering Committee.

Prior to being elected to office, Steele was employed as a corporate-securities attorney and was founder of The Steele Group, a business and legal consulting firm specializing in Washington representation. He was also chair of the Maryland Republican Party. From 1991 to 1997, he was an associate at the international law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in Washington, D.C., specializing in sophisticated financial transactions on behalf of Wall Street underwriters. Mr. Steele worked in Cleary's Tokyo office in the area of major product liability litigation and in the London office representing clients in the initial public offering of stock on the London Stock Exchange.

For more information on this program, contact Janice Freeman of the African American Business Council at 301-428-9715.

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