Tim is a history-making entrepreneur and public servant with more than 30 years of experience in business, government and philanthropy. On November 18, 2019, he was sworn into a four-year term as Mayor of the City of Bowie, Maryland. Tim is the first African American to be elected Mayor in the 138-year history of the City.
Tim is the the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Systems Application & Technologies, Inc. (SA-TECH). Headquartered in Upper Marlboro, SA-TECH provides highly specialized services – from testing and training range operations and maintenance to engineering, Information Technology and logistics – for America’s national security sector.
With annual revenues nearing $100 million, SA-TECH has secured a spot on The BE 100s – the list of the nation’s largest black-owned businesses, as developed by BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine. SA-TECH has also been recognized by the Washington Business Journal as one of the 10 leading minority-owned companies in the Greater Washington region.
A proud HBCU graduate, Tim received his Bachelor of Science degree from Xavier University and his M.B.A. from the University of New Orleans. He received a Doctorate of Business from Bowie State University in 2017. He is a lifetime member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Tim has been inducted into the Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise Hall of Fame for the Mid-Atlantic Region and, in 2013, was inducted into the Maryland Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame. He has also been recognized as one of the Top 100 African-American Leaders in America by the U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce and has been presented with both the Washington Business Journal’s Minority Business Leader Award and The Daily Record’s ICON Honors Award.
Tim serves on the boards of multiple business, civic and philanthropic organizations throughout our state and region, including the following:
University System of Maryland Foundation
Luminous Health
Doctor’s Community Hospital
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
African American Mayors Association
Bowie State University Foundation
Prince George’s Community College Foundation
University of New Orleans Foundation
Maryland Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce
100 Black Men of Prince George’s County, Inc.
Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays
National Aquarium
Greater Prince George's Business Roundtable
Tim resides in Bowie, Maryland with his wife, the Honorable Sheila R. Tillerson Adams, and their twins, Timothy and Kayla. Their oldest daughter, Tiara, is deceased and is survived by her son, Nehemiyah.

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