[photo, John P. O'Connor, Maryland Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation] JOHN P. O'CONNOR
Secretary of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation, 1999-2003

Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, February 26, 1999 to January 15, 2003. Acting Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, July 3, 1998 to February 25, 1999.

Member, Private Industry Council, District of Columbia, 1986-90; Stadium Advisory Commission, District of Columbia, 1987-93; Public Housing Advisory Commission, District of Columbia, 1989.

Member, Private Industry Council, Prince George's County, 1986-92; Wage Determination Board, Prince George's County, 1986-; Police Community Relations Committee, Prince George's County, 1989; Economic Advisory Committee, Prince George's County, 1991.

Commissioner of Labor and Industry, Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, 1995-99; Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, 1996-99. Member, Partnership Policy Council on Block Grants, 1998.

Member, Sentencing Guidelines Advisory Board, 1998-99; Governor's Executive Council, 1998-2003; Asbestos Oversight Committee, 1998-2003; Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, 1998-2003; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 1998-2003; Maryland Advisory Council for New Americans, 1998-2003; State Board of Pilots, 1998-2003; Western Maryland Economic Development Task Force, 1998-2003; Governor's Work Force Investment Board, 1998-2003; Cabinet Council on Business, Economic Development, and Transportation, 1999-2003; Governor's Interagency Council for the Nonprofit Sector, 1999-2003; Smart Codes Strategy Group, 1999-2003 (steering committee, 1999-2003); Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code Advisory Council, 2000-03; Crossroads Task Force, 2001-02 (chair, day labor subcommittee); Task Force on Indoor Air Quality, 2001-02; Commission on Responsible Fatherhood, 2001-03; Governor's Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2002-03.

Born in Washington, DC, October 11, 1947. Attended University of Maryland College Park. Served in U.S. Air Force. Member, Board of Directors, DC Christmas in April, 1985-86; Board of Directors, Prince George's County Christmas in April, 1987-88; Dollars Against Diabetes, 1987-. Member, Board of Directors, Washington Building Congress, 1987-94; Secretary/Treasurer, Washington Building and Construction Trades Council, 1988-95. Member, Maryland/DC Building Trades, 1988-; Board of Directors, St. Ann's Infant Home, 1988-93. 1st Vice-President, Metropolitan Washington Central Labor Council, 1990-. Member, Parish Council, St. John the Evangelist Church, Clinton, Maryland, 1985-88; Archdiocesan Asbestos Abatement Advisory Committee, 1992.

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