UPPER MARLBORO, MD - Today, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III announced that Victor L. Hoskins will become the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer (DCAO) for Economic Development and Public Infrastructure effective June 16, 2014. Hoskins, who previously served as the District of Columbia’s Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, comes to the Baker administration with a wealth of economic development and government leadership experience.
“I am pleased that Victor Hoskins will be joining the Prince George’s County Government to serve as our new Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Economic Development and Public Infrastructure,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. “His experience and expertise in economic development will help us to expand our commercial tax base and attract more jobs and investments in Prince George’s County. I have said numerous times that our goal is to become the economic engine of the Washington Metro region and the State of Maryland. I am confident that Victor Hoskins will help us build on the foundation we laid over the past few years.”
As Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Public Infrastructure and Economic Development, Hoskins, along with Assistant Deputy Chief Administrative Officers for Economic Development and Public Infrastructure, David Iannucci and Bradley Frome, will oversee the Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T), Department of Permitting, Inspections, and Enforcement (DPIE), and the Department of Environmental Resources (DER). Hoskins will be responsible for achieving County Executive’s Baker’s economic development vision by leading the County’s external efforts and outreach through working with the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation (EDC), the Prince George’s County Conference and Visitors Bureau (CVB), the Prince George's Financial Services Corporation (FSC First), as well as administering the $50 million Prince George’s County Economic Development Incentive (EDI) Fund.
Biography of Victor L. Hoskins
Victor L. Hoskins previously served as the District of Columbia’s Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, where he was responsible for implementing Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s vision for workforce and economic development. Hoskins headed the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED), the District’s lead agency in coordinating policies and initiatives with respect to affordable housing, business attraction and retention, as well as workforce and economic development. The DMPED portfolio includes a development pipeline worth more than $18 billion in public-private housing, commercial office, retail, mixed-use and parks projects throughout the District of Columbia.
As Deputy Mayor, Hoskins was also responsible for overseeing a cluster of agencies that include the Department of Small and Local Business Development, the Department of Employment Services, the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Office of the Tenant Advocate, the Office of Planning, the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, the Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking, the Office of Motion Picture and Television Development, and the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities. Hoskins also served on the boards of the DC Housing Authority, the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation, and the Washington DC Economic Partnership; in addition he was Co-Chair of the Region Forward Coalition of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.
Hoskins brings over 25 years of experience in executive level leadership, economic development, redevelopment, transportation, real estate finance, housing, community development and organizational management to Prince George’s County. From 2003-2006, Hoskins served as Secretary of the State of Maryland’s Department of Housing and Community Development. As the Cabinet Secretary, he led a department with a $350 million budget, a $2.5 billion loan portfolio, and 400 employees that issued an average of $525 million in bonds annually. After serving the State of Maryland, Hoskins became Lead Director for Mid-Atlantic Markets at Fannie Mae, Senior Vice President at Doracon Development and Vice President at Quadel Consulting, before joining Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s Administration. Earlier in his career, Hoskins served as the Deputy Commissioner for the Baltimore Department of Housing and Community Development, Senior Vice President at Urban America, LP, and Assistant Secretary for the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.
He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and earned a Master of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Additionally, Hoskins studied development finance at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He is a member of the American Planning Association and the International Economic Development Council.