[photo, Luwanda W. Jenkins, Director, Maryland Office of Minority Affairs] LUWANDA WALKER JENKINS
Special Secretary of Minority Affairs, 2007-12

Special Secretary of Minority Affairs, May 16, 2007 to February 28, 2012. Acting Special Secretary of Minority Affairs, May 3-16, 2007. Director, Office of Minority Affairs, 1994-97. Member, Task Force on Multiracial Designations, 1997.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2007-12. Chair, Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 1994-97, 2007-12. Member, Procurement Advisory Council, 2007-12; Task Force to Study the Procurement of Health and Social Services by State Agencies, 2008-10; Task Force on the Minority Business Enterprise Program and Equity Investment Capital, 2009, 2010-12; Small Business Task Force, 2009; Task Force to Study the Procurement of Health, Education, and Social Services by State Agencies, 2010-12; Governor's Commission on Small Business, 2010-12.

Marketing Manager, Tourism Development Office, Department of Economic and Employment Development, 1988-94.

Chief of Staff to President, Coppin State University, 2013-15 (assistant, 2012-13). Associate Vice-President, Government Relations, Coppin State University, 2015.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, March 18, 1962. Towson State University, B.S. (mass communications), 1983; The Johns Hopkins University, M.A.S. (administrative science), 1990. Public Relations Officer, Provident Bank of Maryland, 1984-88. Director, Community Affairs, The Baltimore Sun, 1997-2002. Community Relations Manager, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield of Maryland, 2002-07. Vice-President for Community Relations and Diversity, The Cordish Companies, 2016-18. Senior government relations associate, The Bellamy Genn Group, LLC, 2018-. Member, Community Relations Committee, National Aquarium, 1997-. Board of Directors, Women Entrepreneurs of Baltimore, 1998-99. Greater Baltimore LEADERship, 1999. Member, Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers, 1999-. Board of Directors, Junior Achievement of Central Maryland, 2000. Member, Coalition of 100 Black Women, 2000-. Leadership Maryland, 2010. Executive Director, Executive Alliance, 2018-20. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 1996, 2001, 2011 (Circle of Excellence). Distinguished Black Marylanders Award, Towson University, 1999. Publisher's Award, Baltimore Sun, 1999. One to Watch Award, Baltimore Business Journal, 2008. Minority Business Enterprise Advocate of the Year, Maryland-DC Minority Supplier Development Council, 2009. Distinguished Woman Leader, YWCA of Central Maryland, 2009. Influential Marylanders, Daily Record, 2010. Governor's Distinguished Service Award, 2012. Married; two children.

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