The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science has appointed former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation John D. Porcari to its Board of Visitors. Porcari is senior vice president and national director of strategic consulting at Parsons Brinckerhoff. Porcari served as deputy secretary of transportation from 2009 to 2013. He twice served as secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation, from 2007 to 2009 and from 1999 to 2003. He was vice president for administrative affairs at the University of Maryland in 2003 to 2007, serving as chief administrative officer and chief financial officer. He has served on the board of directors of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, the American Public Transportation Association, the World Trade Center Institute and the National Aquarium in Baltimore.