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[photo, Hilda E. Ford, Maryland Secretary of Personnel] HILDA E. FORD
Secretary of Personnel, 1987-94

Secretary of Personnel, 1987 to March 1, 1994. Retired March 1, 1994. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 1987-94. Chair, State Employees' Health Insurance Advisory Council, 1987-94; Maryland Coordinating Committee for the Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday, 1991-94. Board of Trustees for the State Retirement and Pension System, 1987-94. Member, Asbestos Oversight Committee, 1987-94; Interdepartmental Committee for Minority Affairs, 1987-94; Governor's Special Committee on the Port of Baltimore, 1987; Governor's Construction Industry Employers' Advisory Council, 1988-94; Subcommittee on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits of Governor's Commission on Health Care Policy and Financing, 1988-94; Governor's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission, 1989-94; Maryland State Employees Risk Management Advisory Council, 1989-94; Task Force to Study Incentive Awards Program for State Employees, 1990; Governor's Task Force to Study Maryland State Police Salaries, 1990-91; Governor's Task Force on Self-Esteem, 1990-91.


Assistant Director, New York Office of Employee Relations, 1974-77. Member, New York State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1977. Past member, Governor's Task Force on Equal Employment for Women in New York State Government.

Director of Personnel, Civil Service Commission, Baltimore City, 1977-87. Member, Urban Services Commission, Baltimore City. Chair, Personnel Task Force to Develop Personnel System under Court Reorganization.

Member, Maryland Coordinating Committee for the Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday, 1985-87.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, April 19, 1924. Attended Girls' High School, Brooklyn, New York; Brooklyn College, 1942-45; College of St. Rose, 1970-71. Board of Trustees, Goucher College, 1981-94 (trustee emeritus). Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Status and Welfare of Women, Baltimore Chapter, National Organization for Women. Award for Unique Achievement in the Field of Community Relations in honor of the 76th Anniversary of the DuBois Circle. Distinguished Women Award, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, 1986. Charles H. Cushman Award for outstanding professional achievement, Eastern Region, International Personnel Management Association, 1986.

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