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[photo, R. Michael Gill, Maryland Secretary of Commerce] R. MICHAEL GILL
Secretary of Commerce, 2015-19
Secretary of Business & Economic Development, 2015

Secretary of Commerce, October 1, 2015 to January 8, 2019.

Secretary of Business and Economic Development, March 27 to October 1, 2015. Acting Secretary, January 21 to March 27, 2015.


Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2015-19; Governor's Subcabinet for International Affairs, 2015-19; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2015-19; Governorís Warrior to Worker Council, 2015-19. Chair, Commerce Subcabinet, 2015-19; Maryland Military Installation Council, 2015-19; Advisory Council on the Impact of Regulations on Small Businesses, 2015-19. Chair, Board of Directors, Maryland Public-Private Partnership Marketing Corporation, 2015-19. Co-Chair, Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) Stakeholder Work Group, 2015-19. Board of Directors, Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation, 2015-19. Executive Board, Northeastern Maryland Additive Manufacturing Innovation Authority, 2015-16. Member, Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, 2015-17; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2015-17. Board of Directors, PenMar Development Corporation, 2015-17. Member, Task Force to Study Exemptions from Higher Education Ethics Requirements and Procurement Rules to Facilitate Technology Transfer, 2015-16; Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Board, 2015-19; Governor's Intergovernmental Commission for Agriculture, 2015-19; Animal Waste Technology Fund Advisory Committee, 2015-19; Maryland Aviation Commission, 2015-19. Board of Directors, Bainbridge Development Corporation, 2015-19. Member, Coast Smart Council, 2015-19; Correctional Education Council, 2015-19; Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays, 2015-19; Maryland Cybersecurity Council, 2015-19; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2015-19; Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority, 2015-19; Maryland Economic Development Commission, 2015-19; Maryland Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council, 2015-19; Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund Authority, 2015-19; Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, 2015-19; Interagency Food Desert Advisory Committee, 2015-19; Maryland Green Purchasing Committee, 2015-19; Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, 2015-19; State Highway Access Valuation Board, 2015-19; Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 2015-19; Maryland Industrial Development Financing Authority, 2015-19. Member, Maryland Life Sciences Advisory Board, 2015-19. Member, Council on Open Data, 2015-19. Member, Maryland Port Commission, 2015-19; P-20 Leadership Council of Maryland, 2015-19; Renewable Fuels Incentive Board, 2015-19; Rural Maryland Council, 2015-19; Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority, 2015-19; Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, 2015-19; Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission, 2015-19. Board of Directors, Maryland Technology Development Corporation, 2015-19. Member, Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, 2015; Maryland Wine and Grape Promotion Council, 2015-17; Governor's Workforce Development Board (formerly Governor's Workforce Investment Board), 2015-19. Board of Directors, Maryland Workforce Corporation, 2015-16. Member, Youth Apprenticeship Advisory Committee, 2015-19; Task Force on the Maryland Clean Energy Center, 2016-17; Task Force to Study Recording Deeds for Victims of Domestic Violence, 2016-17; Task Force to Investigate the Challenges of and Opportunities for Minorities in Business, 2016-18. Executive Board, Regional Additive Manufacturing Partnership of Maryland, 2016-19. Member, Maryland Manufacturing Advisory Board, 2017-19; Reform-on-Tap Task Force, Office of Comptroller of Maryland, 2017; Task Force on Rural Internet, Broadband, Wireless, and Cellular Service, 2017-19; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs, 2017-19. Co-Chair, Maryland Outdoor Recreation Economic Commission, 2017-19.

Board of Regents, University System of Maryland, 2004-09.

Former member, Economic Development Commission, Baltimore County.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, 1950. Attended Calvert Hall College High School, Towson, Maryland; Clemson University; Towson University, B.S. (business administration), 1974. Director of Data Systems, Ernst and Young, 1981-83. Founder and Chief Executive Officer, AMERICOM, 1981-2000. Vice-President for Business Development, Solectron, 2000-03. Chair, Blue Fire Security Technologies, 2006-08. Principal and Chair, Evergreen Advisors, LLC. (board of advisors), 2008-15. Board of Directors, Bio-Health Innovation, Inc., 2015-; Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, 2015-; University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. Past chair, Board of Visitors, Towson University. Past member, Board of Trustees, Notre Dame Preparatory. Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Towson University, 1996. Distinguished Alumnus Award, Towson University, 2005. Influential Marylander, Daily Record, 2016. Icon Honors, Daily Record, 2017. Business and Civic Hall of Fame, Baltimore Sun, 2021. Married; three children.

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