Secretary Mike Gill is a business leader with four decades of experience as an entrepreneur, technology executive, investment banker, and public servant. He was tapped by Governor Larry Hogan to lead the Maryland Department of Commerce in January 2015. Since that time, Secretary Gill spearheaded a major cultural shift in the way the department interacted with its partners, stakeholders and customers. Under his leadership, Commerce created an aggressive customer outreach effort, expanded its business development team, and increased emphasis on Maryland’s growth industries, including life sciences, cybersecurity, advanced manufacturing, as well as higher education. His past and present board memberships include University System of Maryland Board of Regents, the Calvert Hall Board of Trustees, St. Joseph’s Medical Center, and Towson University of Board of Visitors. He is also a member of the President’s Advisory Board at Clemson University.