DEPARTMENT OF DISABILITIES

SECRETARIES

FORMER SECRETARIES


[photo, Kristen Cox, Maryland Secretary of Disabilities] KRISTEN EYRING COX
Secretary of Disabilities, 2004-07
Director, Office for Individuals with Disabilities, 2003-04

Secretary of Disabilities, July 1, 2004 to January 17, 2007. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2004-07; Subcabinet for Children, Youth, and Families, 2004-05; Children's Cabinet, 2005-07. Member, Task Force on Parking for Individuals with Disabilities, 2004; Procurement Preferences Task Force, 2004; Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 2004-07; Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code Advisory Council, 2004-07; Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council, 2004-07; State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2004-07; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2004-07. Chair, Interagency Disabilities Board, 2004-07; Advisory Committee, Technology Assistance Program, 2004-07.


Co-Chair, Community College Students with Disabilities Task Force, 2005. Member, Task Force on Assistance to Disabled Veterans Establishing Small Businesses, 2005; Task Force to Study Visual Smoke and Evacuation Alarms for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 2005-07; Advisory Council for Children, 2005-07; CommunityChoice Advisory Group, 2005-07; Mental Health Transformation Working Group, 2005-07; Maryland Pandemic Influenza Coordinating Committee, 2006-07.

Director, Office for Individuals with Disabilities, 2003-04. Chair, Affordable and Accessible Housing for Individuals with Disabilities Subcommittee, Governor's Commission on Housing Policy, 2003-04. Co-Chair, Interagency Transition Council for Youth with Disabilities, 2003-07.

Special Assistant to Commissioner, Rehabilitation Services Administration, U. S. Department of Education, 2001-03. Member, Council on Parental Relinquishment of Custody to Obtain Health Care Services, 2003.

Executive Director, Utah Department of Workforce Services, 2007-12. Executive Director, Utah Governor's Office of Management and Budget, 2012-.

Born in Bellevue, Washington, 1969. Mormon missionary in Brazil, 1994-95. Brigham Young University, B.A. (educational psychology; certificate in special education), 1995. President, Utah Chapter, National Federation of the Blind, 1995-98. Assistant Director of Governmental Affairs, National Federation of the Blind, 1998-2001. Business and Enterprise Award, Days of 47 Pioneers of Progress, 2012. Public Officials of the Year, Governing magazine, 2016. Married; two children.

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