[photo, Mary Ann Saar, Maryland Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services] MARY ANN SAAR
Secretary of Public Safety & Correctional Services, 2003-07
Acting Secretary of Public Safety & Correctional Services, 2003

Secretary of Juvenile Services, 1991-95

Director of Operations & Public Safety, Office of the Governor, 1987-91
Governor's Appointments Officer, 1987-88

Mary Ann Saar, Secretary of Public Safety & Correctional Services, 2003.

Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services, February 26, 2003 to January 17, 2007. Retired January 17, 2007. Acting Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services, January 27 to February 26, 2003. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2003-07. Chair, Maryland State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision, 2003-07; Correctional Training Commission, 2003-07. Member, Governor's Commission to Study Poverty in Maryland, 2003; Drug and Alcohol Council, 2003-04; State Information Technology Board, 2003-04; Advisory Council on Offender Employment Coordination, 2003-04; Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 2003-05; State Advisory Council on Hepatitis C, 2003-05; State Commission on Public Safety Technology and Critical Infrastructure, 2003-05.

Member, Asbestos Oversight Committee, 2003-07; Cease Fire Council, 2003-07; State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 2003-07; Education Coordinating Council for Correctional Institutions, 2003-07; Governor's Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2003-07; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2003-07; Pricing Committee for Blind Industries and Services of Maryland, 2003-07; Pricing and Selection Committee for Rehabilitation and Employment Programs, 2003-07; Vehicle Theft Prevention Council, 2003-07; Task Force to Study Criminal Offender Monitoring by Global Positioning Systems, 2004-05; Maryland State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, 2004-07; Baltimore City Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, 2004-07; Governor's Council on Family Violence Prevention, 2006-07; Maryland Pandemic Influenza Coordinating Committee, 2006-07; Sexual Offender Advisory Board, 2006-07.

Secretary of Juvenile Services, 1991 to 1995. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 1991-95; Governor's Subcabinet for Children, Youth, and Families, 1991-95; Governor's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission; Maryland Juvenile Justice Advisory Council; State Advisory Board for Juvenile Services; Governor's Workforce Investment Board.

Associate Commissioner for Juvenile Services, Maine Department of Corrections, 1995-2000.

Member, Committee on Assessing the Research Program of the National Institute of Justice, 2010.

Probation officer, Department of Juvenile Services, 1965-68.

Assistant General Counsel, U.S. General Services Administration, 1971-72.

Deputy State's Attorney, Baltimore City, 1977-83 (Assistant State's Attorney, 1972-77). Director, Mayor's Coordinating Council on Criminal Justice, Baltimore City, 1983-87.

Governor's Appointments Officer, 1987-88. Director of Operations and Public Safety, Office of the Governor, 1987-91.

Former State Director for U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski of Maryland.

Born in Estonia. University of Maryland College Park, B.A. (criminology/sociology), 1962; University of Maryland School of Law, LL.B., 1965. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1966. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (dispute resolutions committee); Baltimore City Bar Association; Women's Bar Association of Maryland (past recording secretary). Member, Maryland Law Enforcement Officers Association; Advertising Club of Baltimore (board of governors; chair, scholarship fund; past treasurer). Member, Estonian Society (vice-president, 1987-89). President, Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators, 2000 (vice-president, 1999). Board of Governors, American Correctional Association, 2003-05. Outstanding Leadership Award, Governor's Office of Justice Administration, 1995. Alumnus of the Year, Criminology and Criminal Justice Chapter, University of Maryland, College Park, 1997. Professional of the Year, Maine Child Abuse Action Network, 1998. Special Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Juvenile Justice System in Maryland, Middle Atlantic States Correctional Association, 1998. Outstanding Leadership Award, Office of Justice Administration. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2004. E. R. Cass Correctional Achievement Award, American Correctional Association, 2007. Trustee, Baltimore Conference Pensions Fund, Inc. Board of Trustees, Lovely Lane United Methodist Church, 1990-95. Married.

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