Tim Adams, Mayor

Bowie City Council

Timothy J. Adams, Mayor Opens in new windowPhone: 301-809-3029


Timothy J. Adams is an accomplished community leader with more than 30 years of experience in business, government and philanthropy. On November 20, 2023, Mr. Adams was sworn into his second four-year term as Mayor of the City of Bowie, Maryland. When first elected in 2019, he was the first African American Mayor in the 138-year history of the City.

In 1989, Mr. Adams founded and currently serves as President and CEO of Systems Application & Technologies, Inc. (SA-TECH). SATECH is headquartered in Maryland and is a premier technology and technical support company that provides services across the globe to clients in the air, land and naval forces of the Department of Defense (DoD).

A proud HBCU graduate, Mr. Adams holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Xavier University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of New Orleans. He received a Doctorate of Business (Honoris Causa) from Bowie State University in May 2017. He is a lifetime member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Mr. Adams is passionate about leveraging his talents and resources to benefit others. As a strong proponent of issues affecting persons with disabilities, Mr. Adams supports the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Mr. Adams personally understands the transformative impact a quality education can have in someone’s life and actively supports students on their educational journeys. He is the former chairperson and member of the Bowie State University Foundation (BSUF), which provides scholarships to deserving students. As he recognizes the influential role mentors had in his life, Mr. Adams regularly speaks to inspire youth including during the 100 Black Men of Prince George’s County, Inc.’s 2020 Town Hall, where he encouraged and motivated our youth to be politically informed and engaged. An advocate for justice, Mr. Adams spoke at the City of Bowie vigil after George Floyd’s death to encourage attendees to work together to fight for social equality in society and to create a more equitable environment for all.

Mr. Adams is deeply committed to supporting the men and women in our nation’s Armed Forces, particularly those serving at Joint Base Andrews-Naval Air Facility. He provided key support for the renovation of the Maryland Room, a reception and relaxation facility 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 continues to sponsor scholarships given each year to the top graduates of the Airmen Leadership School. 

Due to his wealth of knowledge and leadership experience, Mr. Adams is often sought to serve on the boards of a variety of prestigious community organizations and causes that enrich the lives of people in his community, such as:

  • University System of Maryland Foundation, Board Member
  • Luminous Health, Board Member
  • Doctor’s Community Hospital, Board Member
  • Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Board Member
  • African American Mayors Association, Member
  • Bowie State College of Business, Board of Advisors Member
  • Prince George’s Community College Foundation, Board Member and Finance Committee;
  • University of New Orleans Foundation, Board Member
  • Maryland Chamber Foundation, Board Member
  • Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • 100 Black Men of Prince George’s County, Inc., Honorary Member
  • Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays, Board Member
  • Member of the National Aquarium, Member of Philanthropy Committee
  • Greater Prince George's Business Roundtable, Board Member

Of all the blessings in his life, none is more cherished to Mayor Adams than his family. He resides in Bowie, Maryland with his beloved wife, the Honorable Sheila R. Tillerson Adams and his twins, Timothy and Kayla. In May 2020, his beloved oldest daughter, Tiara, transitioned and is survived by their beautiful grandson, Nehemiyah.