Rushern L. Baker, III

Rushern L. Baker, III

Rushern L. Baker, III, is the seventh County Executive of Prince George’s County—the highest-income African American-majority county in America and the second largest jurisdiction by population in the State of Maryland.  Since taking office, Mr. Baker has raised the profile of Prince George’s County in the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan region, implementing innovative programs designed to improve the quality of life for residents. Mr. Baker established The Economic Development Incentive Fund, an unprecedented $50 million fund designed to stimulate business growth in the County. He is also addressing health care disparities through his leadership and advocacy for a new world-class Regional Medical Center in Prince George’s County that will transform health care in the region. Mr. Baker and his wife, Christa, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2010, live in Prince George’s County, where they have raised all three of their children—one son and two daughters. County Executive Baker joins the African American Network Against Alzheimer’s as a Founder.