Clarence T. Bishop, a former executive with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, was named senior vice president of the Washington-Baltimore Regional 2012 Coalition yesterday.
Bishop will be responsible for government and community relations and for bringing Olympic-related sporting events to the region as the area's bid for the 2012 Summer Games proceeds.
In his most recent assignment as deputy executive director of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Bishop was responsible for overall daily operations of the $45 million independent federal regulatory agency.
Before that, he spent two years as executive assistant for operations for Baltimore City. From 1986 to 1987, he was chief of staff to Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat, and for six years before that he was chief of staff to Rep. Parren J. Mitchell, the Maryland Democrat. Bishop holds a master's in urban planning and public policy analysis and a bachelor of science in mathematics, both from Morgan State University. He and his wife, Deidra, live in Baltimore.
Washington-Baltimore is competing for the 2012 Summer Games against San Francisco, Dallas, Cincinnati, Houston, New York, Los Angeles and Tampa-Orlando, Fla., among U.S. cities. The U.S. Olympic Committee will choose a U.S. city in 2002.
The winner will compete against cities worldwide, and the International Olympic Committee is to name a host city in 2005.
Pub Date: 3/16/99