DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

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[photo, Kelly M. Schulz, Maryland Secretary of Commerce] KELLY M. SCHULZ, Secretary of Commerce



Secretary of Commerce since January 9, 2019.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2019-; Governor's Subcabinet for International Affairs, 2019-; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2019-; Governorís Warrior to Worker Council, 2019-. Chair, Commerce Subcabinet, 2019-; Maryland Military Installation Council, 2019-; Advisory Council on the Impact of Regulations on Small Businesses, 2019-. Chair, Board of Directors, Maryland Public-Private Partnership Marketing Corporation, 2019-. Co-Chair, Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) Stakeholder Work Group, 2019-; Maryland Outdoor Recreation Economic Commission, 2019-. Board of Directors, Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation, 2019-. Member, Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Board, 2019-; Governor's Intergovernmental Commission for Agriculture, 2019-; Animal Waste Technology Fund Advisory Committee, 2019-; Maryland Aviation Commission, 2019-. Board of Directors, Bainbridge Development Corporation, 2019-. Member, Coast Smart Council, 2019-; Correctional Education Council, 2019-; Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays, 2019-; Maryland Cybersecurity Council, 2019-; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2019-; Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority, 2019-; Maryland Economic Development Commission, 2019-; Maryland Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council, 2019; Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund Authority, 2019-; Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, 2019-; Interagency Food Desert Advisory Committee, 2019-; Maryland Green Purchasing Committee, 2019-; Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, 2019-; State Highway Access Valuation Board, 2019-; Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 2019-; Maryland Industrial Development Financing Authority, 2019-; Maryland Life Sciences Advisory Board, 2019-; Maryland Manufacturing Advisory Board, 2019-; Council on Open Data, 2019-; Maryland Opportunity Zone Leadership Task Force, 2019-; Maryland Port Commission, 2019-; P-20 Leadership Council of Maryland, 2019-. Executive Board, Regional Additive Manufacturing Partnership of Maryland, 2019-. Member, Governor's Task Force on Renewable Energy Development and Siting, 2019-; Renewable Fuels Incentive Board, 2019-; Rural Maryland Council, 2019-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs, 2019-; Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority, 2019-; Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, 2019-; Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission, 2019-. Board of Directors, Maryland Technology Development Corporation, 2019-. Board of Regents, University System of Maryland, 2019-. Member, Governor's Workforce Development Board, 2019-; Youth Apprenticeship Advisory Committee, 2019-; Maryland Zero Emission Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council, 2019-.

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. Leadership Maryland, Class of 2016. 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. Grass Roots Activist Award, Maryland Republican Party, 2005. Outstanding Recent Alumna, Hood College, 2011. Influential Marylander, Daily Record, 2019. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2019. Two sons.

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