[photo, James E. Rzepkowski, Acting Secretary of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation] JAMES E. RZEPKOWSKI
Acting Secretary of Labor, 2019
Acting Secretary of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation, 2019

Acting Secretary of Labor, July 1-31, 2019. Acting Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, January 9, 2019 to July 1, 2019.

Assistant Secretary for Workforce Development and Adult Learning, Maryland Department of Labor, 2019-23.

Assistant Secretary for Workforce Development and Adult Learning, Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, 2015-19.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2019; Commerce Subcabinet, 2019; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2019; Governorís Warrior to Worker Council, 2019. Co-Chair, Correctional Education Council, 2019; Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) Stakeholder Work Group, 2019. Member, Asbestos Oversight Committee, 2019; Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code Advisory Council, 2019; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2019; Maryland Economic Development Commission, 2019; Equal Pay Commission, 2019; Work Group on Health in All Policies, 2019; Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 2019; Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2019; State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2019; Justice Reinvestment Oversight Board, 2019; Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center Governing Board, 2019; Council on Open Data, 2019; State Board of Pilots, 2019; P-20 Leadership Council of Maryland, 2019; Pricing and Selection Committee for Blind Industries and Services of Maryland and the Employment Works Program, 2019; Maryland Small Business Retirement Savings Board, 2019; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs, 2019; Maryland Veterans Trust, 2019; Governor's Workforce Development Board, 2019; Youth Apprenticeship Advisory Committee, 2019.

Member, Maryland Adult Learning Advisory Council, 2015-19; Interagency Committee on Workforce of Governor's Workforce Development Board, 2015-19; Youth Apprenticeship Advisory Committee, 2016-19. Co-Chair, Task Force to Study the Adult High School Concept, 2016-17.

Member of House of Delegates (Republican), January 11, 1995 through April 30, 2003, representing District 32 (Anne Arundel County). Chief Deputy Minority Whip, 2003. Member, Ways and Means Committee, 1995-2003 (transportation subcommittee, 1995, 2001-03; housing & social issues subcommittee, 1996; education subcommittee, 1997-2000; finance resources subcommittee, 2003). Member, Special Committee on School Enrollment Management, 1996-97. Staff, Senate Minority Leader's office, 1992. Resigned from House of Delegates, April 30, 2003.

Assistant Secretary, Business Development-Rural Region, Department of Business and Economic Development, June 2004 to February 2007 (Associate Deputy Secretary, May 1, 2003 to June 2004).

Member, Board of Appeals, Anne Arundel County, 2007-11.

Associate Vice-President of Workforce Development, Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development, Howard Community College, 2023-.

Born in Annapolis, Maryland, March 8, 1971. Attended Old Mill Senior High School, Millersville, Maryland; University of Maryland College Park, B.A. (government & politics), 1993 (Phi Beta Kappa honors). State-licensed, insurance-office manager, State Farm Insurance, 1993-2003. Staff, Republican State Central Committee, 1992. Alternate delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 1996. Member, Anne Arundel County Republican Central Committee, 1994-97. Charter President, Eta Epsilon Chapter, Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, 1991-92. Member, Council no. 7025, Knights of Columbus. Member, Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society; Sigma Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, National Leadership Honor Society; Golden Key, National Academic Honor Society. H. C. Byrd Citizenship Award, University of Maryland College Park. Outstanding Young Men of America. Charter member, Maryland Medallion Society. Legislator of the Year, Anne Arundel County Trade Council, 1996. Member, St. Phillip Neri Roman Catholic Church, Linthicum, Maryland. Married.

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