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[photo, Catherine J. Motz, Deputy Chief of Staff, Maryland Office of Governor] CATHERINE J. (CASSIE) MOTZ, Esq.
Deputy Chief of Staff, 2011-13

Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Governor, April 28, 2011 to December 24, 2013. Resigned December 24, 2013. Responsible for departments of General Services; Housing and Community Development; Juvenile Services; Labor, Licensing, and Regulation; Public Safety and Correctional Services; State Police; and Veterans Affairs, as well as the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services System.

Member, Mortgage Settlement Funds Work Group, 2012.

Board of Regents, University System of Maryland, 2014-15. Member, External Advisory Board, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2014-. Member, President's Advisory Council, Baltimore City Community College, 2015-. Chair, Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2023- (member, 2023-).


Interim Director, Governor's Office of Children, 2007-08. Deputy Legal Counsel, Office of Governor, 2007-11.

Assistant U.S. Attorney for District of Columbia, 1999-2004. Deputy Attorney General, District of Columbia, Family Services Division, 2005-07.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland. Attended Friends School of Baltimore; Dartmouth College, B.A. (history), 1993. Teacher, 5th and 6th grades, South Bronx, New York City Public School System (through Teach for America), 1993-95. Yale Law School, J.D., 1998. Law clerk to Judge James Robertson, U.S. Distrct Court for the District of Columbia, 1998-99. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1998; District of Columbia Bar, 2000. Board of Directors, Baltimore Outreach Services, Federal Hill, 2011-. Executive Director, The College Bound Foundation, Inc., 2014-. Graduate of The Leadership Program of Greater Baltimore Committee. Secretary, Board of Directors, Baltimore Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) Charter School. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2015.

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