Secretary of Commerce, January 9, 2019 to January 10, 2022.
Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2019-22; Governor's Subcabinet for International Affairs, 2019-22; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2019-22; Governorís Warrior to Worker Council, 2019-22. Chair, Commerce Subcabinet, 2019-22; Maryland Military Installation Council, 2019-22; Advisory Council on the Impact of Regulations on Small Businesses, 2019-21. Co-Chair, Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) Stakeholder Work Group, 2019-22.
Member, COVID-19 Small Business Task Force, Baltimore City, 2020; Task Force on the Economic Future of Western Maryland, 2020-22; Maryland Food System Resiliency Council, 2021-22; Historic St. Maryís City Fort to 400 Commission, 2021-22; Maryland Semiquincentennial Commission, 2021-22; Work Group to Study the Transformation of Manufacturing in Maryland's Emerging Digital Economy, 2021-22.
Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, March 13, 2015 to January 8, 2019. Acting Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, January 21 to March 13, 2015.
Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2015-19; Commerce Subcabinet, 2015-19; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2015-19; Governorís Warrior to Worker Council, 2015-19. Chair, P-20 Leadership Council of Maryland, 2015-19. Co-Chair, Education and Workforce Training Coordinating Council for Correctional Institutions, 2015; Correctional Education Council, 2015-19. Board of Directors, Maryland Workforce Corporation, 2015-16. Member, Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, 2015-17; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2015-17. Chair, Committee on Paid Leave Policy, 2017. Member, Asbestos Oversight Committee, 2015-19; Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code Advisory Council, 2015-19; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2015-19; Maryland Economic Development Commission, 2015-19; Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) Stakeholder Work Group, 2015-19; Maryland Health Care Reform Coordinating Council, 2015; Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 2015-19; Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2015-19; State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2015-19; Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center Governing Board, 2015-19; Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office Advisory Board, 2015-19; Council on Open Data, 2015-19; State Board of Pilots, 2015-19; Pricing and Selection Committee for Blind Industries and Services of Maryland and the Employment Works Program, 2015-19; Maryland Veterans Trust, 2015-19; Governor's Workforce Development Board (formerly Governor's Workforce Investment Board), 2015-19; Youth Apprenticeship Advisory Committee, 2015-19; Work Group on Collateral Consequences of Convictions, 2016; Task Force to Study the Adult High School Concept, 2016-17; Task Force to Investigate the Challenges of and Opportunities for Minorities in Business, 2016-18; Equal Pay Commission, 2016-19; Justice Reinvestment Oversight Board, 2016-19; Maryland Small Business Retirement Savings Board, 2016-19. Member, Two-Generation Family Economic Security Commission, 2017-18; Work Group on Health in All Policies, 2017-19; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs, 2017-19.
Member of House of Delegates (Republican), January 12, 2011 to January 21, 2015 (representing District 4A, Frederick County, 2011-15; District 4, Carroll & Frederick Counties, January 14-21, 2015). Resigned Janaury 21, 2015. Member, Economic Matters Committee, 2011-15 (banking, economic development, science & technology subcommittee, 2011-15; business regulation subcommittee, 2011-15; workers' compensation subcommittee, 2011-15). Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2011-15; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2012-15.
Member, Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2014-15.
Born in Warren, Michigan, January 2, 1969. Monroe Community College, Rochester, New York, A.A., 2003; Hood College, B.A. (political science), 2006. Chief Executive Officer, Maryland Tech Council, 2022-. Former program manager for defense contractor. Former real estate agent. Member, American Small Business Coalition; Maryland Chamber of Commerce; Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce; Chesapeake Regional Technology Council; International Facilities Management Association; Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. Member, Frederick County Republican Central Committee, 2006-11 (chair, 2008-10); Republican Women of Greater Frederick. Executive Board, Maryland Federation of Republican Women. 2nd vice-chair, 2010, and 3rd vice-chair, 2009-10, Maryland Republican Party. Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 2008, 2012. Leadership Maryland, 2016. Grass Roots Activist Award, Maryland Republican Party, 2005. Outstanding Recent Alumna, Hood College, 2011. Influential Marylander, Daily Record, 2019, 2021. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2019. 25 Women to Watch, Baltimore Sun, 2019. Two sons.
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