DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

SECRETARY


[photo, Kevin A. Anderson, Maryland Secretary of Commerce] KEVIN A. ANDERSON, Secretary of Commerce



Secretary of Commerce since March 2, 2023. Acting Secretary of Commerce, February 1 to March 2, 2023.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2023-; Governor's Subcabinet on Infrastructure, 2023-; Governor's Subcabinet for International Affairs, 2023-; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2023-; Governorís Warrior to Worker Council, 2023-. Chair, Commerce Subcabinet, 2023-; Maryland Military Installation Council, 2023-; AI Subcabinet, 2024-. Co-Chair, Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) Stakeholder Work Group, 2023-.

Board of Directors, Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation, 2023-. Member, Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Board, 2023-; Governor's Intergovernmental Commission for Agriculture, 2023-; Animal Waste Technology Fund Advisory Committee, 2023-; Apprenticeship 2030 Commission, 2023-; Maryland Aviation Commission, 2023-. Board of Directors, Bainbridge Development Corporation, 2023-. Member, Coast Smart Council, 2023-; Correctional Education Council, 2023-; Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays, 2023-; Maryland Cybersecurity Council, 2023-; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2023-; Maryland Economic Council, 2023-; Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority, 2023-; Maryland Economic Development Commission, 2023-; Energy Industry Revitalization Working Group, 2023-, of Commission on Climate Change; Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund Authority, 2023-; Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, 2023-; Equitech Growth Commission, 2023-; Maryland Food System Resiliency Council, 2023-; Maryland Green Purchasing Committee, 2023-; Maryland Commission on Health Equity, 2023-; Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, 2023-; State Highway Access Valuation Board, 2023-; Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 2023-; Historic St. Maryís City Fort to 400 Commission, 2023-; Maryland Industrial Development Financing Authority, 2023-; Maryland Life Sciences Advisory Board, 2023-; Maryland Manufacturing Advisory Board, 2023-; Council on Open Data, 2023-; Maryland Port Commission, 2023-. Board of Directors, Maryland Public-Private Partnership Marketing Corporation, 2022-. Member, Port of Deposit State Historical Park Stakeholder Advisory Committee, 2023-. Executive Board, Regional Additive Manufacturing Partnership of Maryland, 2023-. Member, Renewable Fuels Incentive Board, 2023-; Rural Maryland Council, 2023-; Maryland Semiquincentennial Commission, 2023; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs, 2023-; Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority, 2023-. Member, Board of Directors, Maryland Technology Development Corporation, 2023-; Maryland Commission on Transportation Revenue and Infrastructure Needs, 2023-; Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, 2023-; Maryland 250 Commission, 2023-. Board of Regents, University System of Maryland, 2023-. Member, Governor's Workforce Development Board, 2023- (career & technical education committee, 2023-); Youth Apprenticeship Advisory Committee, 2023-; Maryland Zero Emission Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council, 2023-.

Born in Washington, DC, January 29, 1967. Attended Lawrence Academy, Groton, Massachusetts; Stanford University, B.A. (economics), 1989; John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Senior Vice-President, Global Partnerships, EVERFI, Inc., 2012-19. Network Advisor, Maryland Technology Development Corporation, 2021-23. Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Cardinal Atlantic Holdings, LLC, 2021-23. Married; three children.

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