[photo, Gary D. Maynard, Maryland Secretary of Public Safety & Correctional Services] GARY D. MAYNARD
Secretary of Public Safety & Correctional Services, 2007-13
Acting Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services, 2007

Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services, March 1, 2007 to December 12, 2013. Resigned December 12, 2013. Acting Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services, January 29 to March 1, 2007. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2007-13. Chair, Maryland State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision, 2007-13; Correctional Training Commission, 2007-13.

Gary D. Maynard, Secretary of Public Safety & Correctional Services, February 2007. Photo by Mark Odell.

Member, Education Coordinating Council for Correctional Institutions, 2007-08; Pricing and Selection Committee for Rehabilitation and Employment Programs, 2007-08; Task Force to Study Prison Violence in Maryland, 2007-11; Asbestos Oversight Committee, 2007-13; Cease Fire Council, 2007-13; Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Baltimore City, 2007-13; State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 2007-13; Maryland State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, 2007-13; Governor's Family Violence Council (formerly Governor's Council on Family Violence Prevention), 2007-13; Governor's Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2007-13; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2007-13; Pricing Committee for Blind Industries and Services of Maryland, 2007-13; Sexual Offender Advisory Board, 2007-13; Vehicle Theft Prevention Council, 2007-13; State Board of Victim Services, 2007-13; Governor's Workforce Investment Board, 2007-13; Maryland Commission on Capital Punishment, 2008; Workforce Creation and Adult Education Transition Council, 2008; Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee, 2008-13; Police Training Commission, 2008-13; Pricing and Selection Committee for the Employment Works Program, 2008-13. Co-Chair, Education and Workforce Training Coordinating Council for Correctional Institutions, 2008-13. Chair, Task Force on Prisoner Re-Entry, 2009-12. Member, Maryland Integrated Map Executive Committee, 2009-13; Maryland Commission on Suicide Prevention, 2009-13; Maryland Green Purchasing Committee, 2010-13; Task Force to Study High School Dropout Rates of Persons in the Criminal Justice System, 2011-13; Task Force on Military Service Members, Veterans, and the Courts, 2012-13. Chair, Task Force to Study the Laws and Policies relating to Representation of Indigent Criminal Defendants by the Office of the Public Defender, 2012-13. Member, Governor's Commission for Effective Community Inclusion of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2013; Task Force on Juvenile Court Jurisdiction, 2013.

Corrections Counselor, 1970-72, Chief Counselor, Lexington Regional Treatment Center, 1973-74, Supervisor, Planning and Research, 1974, Oklahoma Department of Corrections. Deputy Warden, Oklahoma State Penitentiary, 1974-77.

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

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, Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

Adjutant General, Oklahoma Military Department, 1992-95. Secretary for Veterans Affairs, Oklahoma, 1993-95 (chair, oklahoma military advisory commission).

Director, Southwestern Region, Oklahoma Department of Corrections, 1995-97.

Prison consultant, Republic of Paraguay, 2000-01.

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

Director, Iowa Department of Corrections, 2003-07.

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. Senior Vice-President, Criminal Justice Institute, 2013-. Auditor and consultant, Commission on Accreditation for Corrections, 1980-. Author, Master the Correction Officer Exam, 15th edition, 2006. President, American Correctional Association, 2006-08 (member, 1974-, standards committee). Secretary, Maryland Criminal Justice Association, 2007-09. Maryland Public Policy Conflict Resolution Fellow, Center for Dispute Resolution, University of Maryland School of Law, 2010. 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. Maryland Champion for Crime Victims Award, Maryland Crime Victims Resource Center, 2010. Virginia Mahoney Memorial Award, Governor's Victim Assistance Awards, 2011. Innovator of the Year, The Daily Record, 2011. E. R. Cass Correctional Achievement Award, American Correctional Association, 2012. Outstanding Director of Corrections (Francke Award), Association of State Correctional Administrators, 2012. Legacy Award, Association of Women Executives in Corrections, 2014.

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