Tim Adams

City Council
Title: Mayor
Phone: 301-809-3029

Michael EsteveTimothy J. Adams is President and CEO of Systems Application & Technologies, Inc. (SA-TECH), a company he founded in 1989. SA-TECH is a progressive and steadily growing professional services firm firmly rooted in the high technology and technical support areas of the defense industry.  

Mr. Adams holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of New Orleans and a Bachelor of Science degree from Xavier University. He received a Doctorate of Business (Honoris Causa) from Bowie State University in May 2017.

Thankful for the advisors and mentors from whom he has benefited throughout his career, Mr. Adams has generously returned that assistance by offering his time, talents and financial support to a variety of businesses and community organizations that touch the lives of people in his community and around the country.  Dedicated to service and good corporate stewardship, his service includes:

  • Board Member, University System of Maryland Foundation;
  • Member, Bowie State College of Business Board of Advisors;
  • Board Member, Prince George’s Community College Foundation – Finance Committee;
  • Board Member, University of New Orleans Foundation;
  • Member, Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce;
  • Board Member, Maryland Chamber Foundation; and
  • Lifetime Member, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

A strong proponent of issues affecting persons with disabilities, Mr. Adams has given his time, attention, and service on the Committee for Review for the Americans with Disabilities Act.  

As a mentor to his community, Mr. Adams has rendered assistance to students as they seek out resources to attend college. As a former chair and member of the Bowie State University Foundation (BSUF), which provides student scholarships, Mr. Adams’ leadership has seen BSUF increase the value of its endowment to more than $5,000,000. These scholarships have directly impacted Bowie State's status of having the highest retention rate among all of Maryland’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  With this retention success, the University has succeeded in its bid to become a designated growth institution within the University System of Maryland.

Mr. Adams is deeply committed to supporting our nation’s Armed Service members. This commitment is illustrated in his support of the Maryland Room - a venture designed to renovate an out-of-date reception and relaxation area at Joint Base Andrews’ Malcolm Grow Medical Center. This space in the medical center will be dedicated to the well-being of wounded servicemen and women returning from deployment.  He also supported the addition of the Family Room at Joint Base Andrews’ passenger terminal and provides scholarships to the top graduates of the Airmen Leadership School.

On November 18, 2019, Mr. Adams was sworn in as the Mayor for the City of Bowie, MD.  He is the first African American elected to this position.   

Mr. Adams resides in Bowie, Maryland with his wife, the Honorable Sheila R. Tillerson Adams, and daughter Tiara and twins, Timothy and Kayla.  Mr. Adams and Judge Adams recently welcomed a new joyful addition to their family, grandson Nehemiyah.    


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