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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
& CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

SECRETARY


[photo, Gary D. Maynard, Secretary of Public Safety & Correctional Services] GARY D. MAYNARD, Secretary of Public Safety & Correctional Services



Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services since March 1, 2007. Acting Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services, January 29, 2007 to March 1, 2007.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2007-. Chair, Maryland State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision, 2007-; Correctional Training Commission, 2007-. Member, Asbestos Oversight Committee, 2007-; Cease Fire Council, 2007-; State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 2007-; Maryland State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, 2007-; Governor's Family Violence Council (formerly Governor's Council on Family Violence Prevention), 2007-; Governor's Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2007-; Maryland Pandemic Influenza Coordinating Committee, 2007-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2007-; Pricing Committee for Blind Industries and Services of Maryland, 2007-; Task Force to Study Prison Violence in Maryland, 2007-; Sexual Offender Advisory Board, 2007-; Vehicle Theft Prevention Council, 2007-; State Board of Victim Services, 2007-; Police Training Commission, 2008-; Pricing and Selection Committee for the Employment Works Program, 2008-. Co-Chair, Education and Workforce Training Coordinating Council for Correctional Institutions, 2008-. Chair, Task Force on Prisoner Re-entry, 2009-.

Member, Education Coordinating Council for Correctional Institutions, 2007-08; Pricing and Selection Committee for Rehabilitation and Employment Programs, 2007-08; Maryland Commission on Capital Punishment, 2008; Workforce Creation and Adult Education Transition Council, 2008.

Director, Iowa Department of Corrections, 2003-07.

Director, South Carolina Department of Corrections, 2001-03.

Secretary for Veterans Affairs, Oklahoma, 1993-95 (chair, oklahoma military advisory commission). Adjutant General, Oklahoma Military Department, 1992-95. Director, Southwestern Region, Oklahoma Department of Corrections, 1995-97 (corrections counselor, 1970-72; chief counselor, lexington regional treatment center, 1973-74; supervisor, planning & research, 1974; deputy warden, oklahoma state penitentiary, 1974-77; warden, joseph harp correctional center, 1980-82; deputy director of institutions, western division, 1982-85; warden, oklahoma state penitentiary, 1985-87; associate director, 1987; director, 1987-92).

Assistant Commissioner, Arkansas Department of Corrections, 1977-80.

Born in Purcell, Oklahoma, May 1, 1943. East Central State College, Ada, Oklahoma, B.A. (sociology), 1966. Oklahoma State University, M.S. (rehabilitation counseling), 1970. Served in Oklahoma Army National Guard, 1963-1995 (retired brigadier general; legion of merit; meritorious service medal; army commendation medal; army achievement medal; army reserve component achievement medal with silver oak leaf; armed forces reserve medal, 2nd award; national defense service medal; hall of fame, field artillery officer candidate school, Fort Sill, Oklahoma). Rehabilitation counselor, 1968-70. Psychologist, El Reno Federal Reformatory, 1972-73. Adjunct professor, University of Arkansas, 1977-80. Director, Corrections and Public Safety Programs, College of Continuing Education, University of Oklahoma, 1997-2001. Auditor & consultant, Commission on Accreditation for Corrections, 1980-. Author, Correction Officer, 14th edition, 2001. Prison consultant, Republic of Paraguay, 2000-01. President, American Correctional Association, 2007- (member, 1974-, standards committee). Secretary, Maryland Criminal Justice Association, 2007-09. Roy Wilkins Meritorious Service Award, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1993. Distinguished Alumni Award, East Central University, 1994. Courage and Valor Award, Oklahoma Department of Corrections, 1997. Carl Robinson Award, Middle Atlantic States Correctional Association, 2009.

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