MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

SECRETARY


[photo, Portia Wu, Maryland Secretary of Labor] PORTIA Y. WU, Esq., Secretary of Labor



Secretary of Labor since March 2, 2023. Acting Secretary of Labor, January 18, 2023 to March 2, 2023.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2023-; Commerce Subcabinet, 2023-; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2023-; Governorís Warrior to Worker Council, 2023-; Children's Cabinet, 2024-. Co-Chair, Correctional Education Council, 2023-; Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) Stakeholder Work Group, 2023-. Chair, Joint Enforcement Task Force on Workplace Fraud, 2024-.

Member, Apprenticeship 2030 Commission, 2023-; Asbestos Oversight Committee, 2023-; Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code Advisory Council, 2023-; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2023-; Maryland Economic Council, 2023-; Maryland Economic Development Commission, 2023-; Equal Pay Commission, 2023-; Equitech Growth Commission, 2023-; Maryland Green Building Council, 2023-; Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 2023-; Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2023-; State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2023-; Justice Reinvestment Oversight Board, 2023-; Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center Governing Board, 2023-; Council on Open Data, 2023-; State Board of Pilots, 2023-; Pricing and Selection Committee for Blind Industries and Services of Maryland and the Employment Works Program, 2023-; Task Force on Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity, 2023-; Maryland Small Business Retirement Savings Board, 2023-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs, 2023-; Two-Generation Family Economic Security Commission, 2023-; Maryland Veterans Trust, 2023-; Governor's Workforce Development Board, 2023- (career & technical education committee, 2023-); Youth Apprenticeship Advisory Committee, 2023-;

Labor Policy Director, General Counsel and Senior Labor Policy Advisor, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, U.S. Senate, 2003-10. Special Assistant to the President for Labor and Workforce Policy, and Senior Policy Advisor, Domestic Policy Council, The White House, 2011-14.

Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 2014-17.

Yale University, B.A.; Cornell University, M.A.; Yale Law School, J.D. Associate, Bredhoff & Kaiser, PLLC, 2000-03. Director, Workforce Policy, 2017-18, and Managing Director, Public Policy, 2018-23, U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft Corporation.

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