SECRETARY OF STATE


[photo, John C. Wobensmith, Maryland Secretary of State] JOHN C. WOBENSMITH, Secretary of State



Secretary of State since February 13, 2015. Acting Secretary of State, January 21 to February 13, 2015.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2015-. Chair, Governor's Subcabinet for International Affairs, 2015-. Member, Board of State Canvassers, 2015-. Chair, Work Group to Study Safe Harbor Policy for Youth Victims of Human Trafficking, 2015-19; Task Force to Study Recording Deeds for Victims of Domestic Violence, 2016-17; Work Group to Study Child Custody Court Proceedings Involving Child Abuse or Domestic Violence Allegations, 2019-.

Member, Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2014-15.

National Security Agency, 1976-93 (senior analyst, white house situation room, 1973-75; chief of staff, communications & computer security, 1983-87; chief of staff, 1987-89; chief, corporate representation & briefing, 1990-91). Deputy Director, Office of Emergency Operations, White House, 1991-93. Director, Technical Liaison Office, U.S. Department of Defense (Ankara, Turkey), 1993-97.

President, Board of Education, Anne Arundel County, 1983-87 (member, 1978-87). Member, Board of Trustees of the State Universities and Colleges, 1983-88; Governor's Advisory Board for Justice Assistance, 1987-91.

University of Pennsylvania, B.A. (english), 1960. Served in U.S. Navy. Graduate, National War College, 1982. Vice-President for International Marketing, Sensys Technologies, Inc., 1997-98. Senior Associate, National Security Concepts, 1998-2000. Vice-President for External Affairs, Institute of World Politics, 1999-2005. Senior Fellow for International Diplomacy, American Foreign Policy Council, 2008-15 (vice-president for development, 2005-08). Senior Advisor to Cohort International Group, 2009-15. Board of Advisors, Vadium Technology. Ellis Island Medal of Honor, National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations, 2016. Married; two children, four grandchildren.

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