A lawyer and lobbyist by trade, Gerard Evans has nearly 25 years of experience advocating for a diverse range of interests before lawmakers in Annapolis, Maryland. In addition to being one of the longest working lobbyists in the state, Evans is also one of the most successful. Among many, some of his long-time clients include the Baltimore Orioles, the Professional Firefighters of Maryland, and the Chesapeake Bayhawks professional lacrosse team.
Before focusing so heavily on lobbying, Evans was equally as active more directly in the political field, serving in numerous capacities and positions over the years. Some include: Chairman of the Prince George’s County Democratic Party, executive level positions with the Mondale/Ferraro campaign and then the Clinton/Gore campaign, State Finance Director of Gore for President in 1988, and running Joe Curran’s successful campaign for Maryland Attorney General in 1986.
Evans is active in a host of community and philanthropic causes including the Muscular Dystrophy Association and The Hope House Rehabilitation Center where he serves as a member of its Board of Directors. Evans also serves as a pro-bono lobbyist for the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and the Hope House.
Evans received a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Maryland, and a juris doctorate from the University of Baltimore. He is married to Kathleen Evans, whom Governor Larry Hogan appointed as a commissioner on the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission. Together they have five children and two grandchildren.