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Dr. James Fielder

Wednesday Dinner Speaker: Dr. James D. Fielder, Jr.

Secretary James D. Fielder, Jr., Maryland's Secretary of Higher Education, is a highly regarded executive and public servant with a passion for leading change that is focused on improving the economic well-being of Marylanders through educational and business opportunity. He has served four Maryland governors, lending his talents and expertise in numerous leadership capacities, including

  • Secretary of Appointments for Governor Hogan;
  • Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulations;
  • Acting Secretary for Business and Economic Development;
  • Member of Governor-elect Hogan’s Transition Team.

He also served as Towson University's Vice President of Finance and Administration. Secretary Fielder received his Ph.D. in Higher Education at Michigan State University and his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Fielder will speak at Wednesday's dinner.