[photo, State House (from College Ave.), Annapolis, Maryland]
  • Subcabinets & Cabinet Councils

  • State House (from College Ave.), Annapolis, Maryland, April 2007. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

    Chair: Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr., Governor (410) 974-3901; e-mail:

    Boyd K. Rutherford, Lt. Governor (410) 974-2461; e-mail:
    John C. Wobensmith, Secretary of State (410) 260-3894; e-mail:
    Rona E. Kramer, Secretary of Aging (410) 767-1102; e-mail:
    Joseph Bartenfelder, Secretary of Agriculture (410) 841-5880; e-mail:
    David R. Brinkley, Secretary of Budget & Management (410) 260-7041; e-mail:
    R. Michael Gill, Secretary of Commerce (410) 767-6301; e-mail:
    Carol A. Beatty, Secretary of Disabilities (410) 767-3661; e-mail:
    Karen B. Salmon, Ph.D., State Superintendent of Schools (410) 767-0462; e-mail:
    Ben H. Grumbles, Secretary of the Environment (410) 537-3084; e-mail:
    Ellington E. Churchill, Jr., Secretary of General Services (410) 767-4960; e-mail:
    Robert R. Neall, Secretary of Health (410) 767-6505; e-mail:
    Kenneth C. Holt, Secretary of Housing & Community Development (301) 429-7451; e-mail:
    Lourdes R. Padilla, Secretary of Human Services (410) 767-7616; e-mail:
    Michael G. Leahy, Acting Secretary of Information Technology (410) 697-9401; e-mail:
    Sam J. Abed, Secretary of Juvenile Services (410) 230-3100; e-mail:
    Kelly M. Schulz, Secretary of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation (410) 230-6020; e-mail:
    Mark J. Belton, Secretary of Natural Resources (410) 260-8101; e-mail:
    Robert S. McCord, Acting Secretary of Planning (410) 767-4510; e-mail:
    Stephen T. Moyer, Secretary of Public Safety & Correctional Services (410) 339-5005; e-mail:
    William M. Pallozzi, Secretary of State Police (410) 653-4219; e-mail:
    Pete K. Rahn, Secretary of Transportation (410) 865-1000; e-mail:
    George W. Owings III, Secretary of Veterans Affairs (410) 260-3838; e-mail:
    James D. Fielder, Jr., Ph.D., Secretary of Higher Education (410) 767-3301; e-mail:
    Maj. Gen. (MD) Linda L. Singh, Adjutant General (410) 576-6097; e-mail:

    Contact: Matthew A. Clark, Chief of Staff

    State House, 100 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401
    (410) 974-3570; fax: (410) 974-5735

    In 1922, the Governor's Executive Council originated as the Governor's Advisory Council. It reorganized in 1969 as the Governor's Executive Council. Today, the Council is known as the Governor's Cabinet. Meeting weekly, it coordinates, directs, and supervises State government.

    Twenty-five ex officio members constitute the Council. They include the Governor, who chairs the Council; the Lieutenant Governor; the Secretary of State; the secretary of each principal department of the Executive Branch of State government; the State Superintendent of Schools; the Secretary of Higher Education, and the Adjutant General. The Governor may appoint an executive secretary for the Council (Code State Government Article, secs. 8-101 through 8-105; Public Safety Article, sec. 13-301).

    In 2017, the Council was aided by the Committee on Paid Leave Policy.

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