[photo, Zenita Wickham Hurley, Special Secretary of Minority Affairs] ZENITA WICKHAM HURLEY, Esq.
Special Secretary of Minority Affairs 2012-15

Special Secretary of Minority Affairs, February 29, 2012 to January 7, 2015.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2012-15; Maryland Subcabinet for Public-Private Partnerships, 2013-15. Chair, Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2012-15. Member, Procurement Advisory Council, 2012-15; Council for the Procurement of Health, Educational and Social Services, 2012-15; Governor's Commission on Small Business, 2012-15; Mayor's Council on Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises, Baltimore City, 2012-15. Chair, Maryland Offshore Wind Business Development Advisory Committee, 2013-15.

Director of Civil Rights and Legislative Affairs, 2015-19, Chief Counsel, Civil Rights, 2017-, and Chief, Office of Equity, Policy, and Engagement, 2023-, Office of Attorney General.

Member, Commission Regarding the Implementation and Use of Body Cameras by Law Enforcement Officers, 2015-16. Chair, Maryland Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Policy and Funding Committee, 2019-23. Member, Correctional Training Commission, 2019-; Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission, 2019-. Chair, Maryland Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Policy and Funding Committee, 2023-.

Assistant Attorney General, Department of Transportation, 2005-07. Director, Office of Minority Business Enterprise, Department of Transportation, 2007-12.

University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. (government & politics; afro-american studies), magna cum laude, 1997; New York University School of Law, J.D., 2000. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 2000. Associate attorney, Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, 2000-01, 2002-04. Judicial clerk to Judge Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr., U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2001-02. Staff attorney, Child Advocacy Unit, Legal Aid Bureau, Inc., 2004-05. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (state & local government section). Member, Conference of Minority Transportation Officials; Maryland and District of Columbia Minority Supplier Development Council; National Association of State Minority Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Directors. Very Important Professionals Successful by 40, Daily Record, 2015. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2021.

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