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[photo, Alvin C. Collins, Maryland Secretary of General Services] ALVIN C. COLLINS
Secretary of General Services, 2007-14
Acting Secretary of General Services, 2007

Governor's Chief of Staff, 2001-02
Governor's Deputy Chief of Staff, 2001

Secretary of Human Resources, 1995-98

Secretary of General Services, March 1, 2007 to December 31, 2014. Resigned December 31, 2014. Acting Secretary of General Services, February 19 to March 1, 2007. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2007-14; Governor's Council on the Chesapeake Bay (Governor's Chesapeake Bay Cabinet), 2007-14; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2007-14; Maryland Subcabinet for Public-Private Partnerships, 2013-14. Chair, Government House Trust, 2007-14.


Member, Pricing and Selection Committee for Rehabilitation and Employment Programs, 2007-08; Commission on the Establishment of a Maryland Women in Military Service Monument, 2007-08, 2009-14; Asbestos Oversight Committee, 2007-14. Board of Directors, Bainbridge Development Corporation, 2007-14. Member, Climate Change Commission, 2007-14; Commission on Correctional Standards, 2007-14; Maryland Food Center Authority, 2007-14; General Professional Services Selection Board, 2007-14; Maryland Green Building Council, 2007-14; Hall of Records Commission, 2007-14; Maryland Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 2007-14; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2007-14; Pricing Committee for Blind Industries and Services of Maryland, 2007-14; Procurement Advisory Council, 2007-14; Interagency Committee on School Construction, 2007-14. Chair, State Center Executive Committee, 2007-14. Member, Task Force to Study Locations in Prince George's County Best Suited for Use by State Agencies, 2008-09; Task Force to Study the Procurement of Health and Social Services by State Agencies, 2008-10; Pricing and Selection Committee for the Employment Works Program, 2008-14; Small Business Task Force, 2009; Commission to Study the Feasibility of Establishing a Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial, 2009-10; Maryland Integrated Map Executive Committee, 2009-14; Joint Legislative and Executive Commission on Oversight of Public-Private Partnerships, 2010-12; Task Force to Study the Procurement of Health, Education, and Social Services by State Agencies, 2010-12; Governor's Commission on Small Business, 2010-14. Chair, Maryland Green Purchasing Committee, 2010-14. Member, Interagency Steering Committee for Managing for Results, 2012-14; Commission on the Establishment of a Maryland Educators Service Memorial, 2013-14; Task Force to Study the Applicability of the Maryland Prevailing Wage Law, 2013-14; Coast Smart Council, 2014; Council on Open Data, 2014.

Director, Department of Human Services, New Haven, Connecticut, 1979-80.

Chief Administrative Officer, Administrative and Support Services, Department of Social Services, Baltimore City, 1980-89.

Chief, Administrative Services Division, Department of Human Services, Arlington County, Virginia, 1989-92.

Director, Department of Social Services, Baltimore City, 1992-95.

Secretary of Human Resources, March 27, 1995 to December 11, 1998. Member, Governor's Subcabinet for Children, Youth, and Families, 1995-98; Governor's Council on Adolescent Pregnancy, 1995-98; Assisted Living Programs Board (formerly Domiciliary Care Facilities Board), 1995-98; State Commission on Infant Mortality Prevention, 1995-98; State Board of Victim Services, 1995-98; State Information Technology Board, 1995-98; Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 1995-98; Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism (formerly Governor's Commission on Service), 1995-98; Commission on Women's Health, 1995-98; Governor's Work Force Investment Board, 1995-98; Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 1995-98; Governor's Task Force on Children, Youth, and Families Systems Reform, 1996. Chair, Commission on Inadvertent Displacement, 1997-98. Chair, Adoption Oversight Team, Department of Human Resources, 1997-98. Member, Maryland Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families, 1998.

Director, Office of Family Assistance, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, December 1998 to 2001.

Chief of Staff, Office of Governor, May 7, 2001 to October 14, 2002. Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Governor, February 2001 to May 4, 2001. Member, Prince George's Hospital Improvement Task Force, 2002. Chair, Maryland Security Council, 2002.

Human Services Officer, Anne Arundel County, October 15, 2002 to December 15, 2003. Chief of Staff, Anne Arundel County, December 15, 2003 to December 2006.

Born in Suffolk, Virginia, April 19, 1947. Southern Connecticut State College, New Haven, B.S. (political science), 1971; Hampton Institute, Hampton, Virginia, Liberal Arts Program Certificate, 1974; Harvard University, M.Ed., 1976; University of Maryland School of Social Work, graduate studies (social administration), 1985-86. Former teacher, New Haven, Connecticut, public schools. Former executive director, Diswell Opposes Alcoholism, Inc. Maryland Public Policy Conflict Resolution Fellow, Center for Dispute Resolution, University of Maryland School of Law, 2012.

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