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[photo, Boyd K. Rutherford, Lt. Governor] BOYD K. RUTHERFORD, Lt. Governor (Republican)

Lt. Governor of Maryland since January 21, 2015.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2015-; Governor's Subcabinet for International Affairs, 2015-. Chair, Maryland Subcabinet for Public-Private Partnerships, 2015-. Chair, Governor's Economic Development and Job Creation Fast-Track-Initiative Coordinating Committee, 2015-; Maryland Health Quality and Cost Council, 2015-; Governor's Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force, 2015-. Co-Chair, Maryland Health Care Reform Coordinating Council, 2015-. Member, Governor's Family Violence Council, 2015-.

Associate Administrator, Office of Enterprise Development, 2001-03, and Associate Administrator, Office of Performance Improvement, 2002-03, U.S. General Services Administration.

Secretary of General Services, March 13, 2003 to June 4, 2006. Acting Secretary of General Services, January 16 to March 13, 2003.

Construction Advisor, Board of Public Works, 2003-06. Chair, Government House Trust, 2003-06. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2003-06; Governor's Council on the Chesapeake Bay (Governor's Chesapeake Bay Cabinet), 2003-06; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2003-06; Asbestos Oversight Committee, 2003-06; Commission on Correctional Standards, 2003-06; Maryland Food Center Authority, 2003-06; General Professional Services Selection Board, 2003-06; Hall of Records Commission, 2003-06; Maryland Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 2003-06; State Information Technology Board, 2003-06; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2003-06; Pricing Committee for Blind Industries and Services of Maryland, 2003-06; Pricing and Selection Committee for Rehabilitation and Employment Programs, 2003-06; Procurement Advisory Council, 2003-06; Interagency Committee on School Construction, 2003-06; Maryland Security Council, 2003-05. Board of Directors, Bainbridge Development Corporation, 2003-06. Member, Task Force to Study Efficiency in Procurement, 2003 (chair, organization of procurement system subcommittee); Task Force to Study Public School Facilities, 2003-04; Governor's Task Force on Centralized Bidder Registration for Minority Business Procurement, 2004-05; Advisory Committee on the Naming of State Facilities, Roads, and Bridges, 2005-06.

Assistant Secretary for Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2006-09.

Co-Chair, Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2014-15.

Born in Washington, DC, April 1, 1957. Attended Archbishop Carroll High School, Washington, DC; Howard University, B.A. (economics & political science), 1979; Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California, M.A. (communications management), 1990; J.D., 1990. Admitted to California Bar, 1990; District of Columbia Bar, 1993; Maryland Bar, 1997. Attorney. Analyst, Energy Group, World Corporate Department, Bankers Trust Company, 1979-81. Marketing representative, Control Data Corporation, 1981-86. Senior account executive, Telenet Communications Corporation, 1986-87. Litigation associate, Carlsmith Wickman Case Mukai & Ichiki, 1990-91. Attorney, Daihatsu America, Inc., 1991-92. Counsel, Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America, Inc., 1992-94. Associate, Van Ness Feldman, P.C., 1994-98. Associate, Tydings & Rosenberg, LLP, 1998-2000. Director of business development, Kelly Law Registry, 2000-01. Chief Administrative Officer, Republican National Committee, 2009-11. Managing member, Eastwide Strategies, LLC, 2010-. Of Counsel, Benton Potter & Murdock, P.C., 2012-. Member, Howard County Republican Central Committee, 1996-2002. Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 2000. Member, Republican National Lawyers Association; Howard County Chapter, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 1998-2000; Baltimore City Brownfields Redevelopment Council, 1998-2000. Board of Directors, Corridor Transportation Corporation, 1999-2000; Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce. Married; three children.


Boyd Rutherford is an accomplished attorney with a lifetime of experiences in both the private and public sectors. He has served as Associate Administrator for the U.S. General Services Administration, where he was responsible for increasing the use of small businesses in government procurement, as well as continually improving the efficiency of the agency. In addition, Boyd served as Assistant Secretary for Administration for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). He was nominated for the position by President George W. Bush and confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate. As Assistant Secretary, Boyd led efforts that saved millions of taxpayer dollars.

Prior to serving with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Boyd served as the Secretary of the Maryland Department of General Services under Governor Bob Ehrlich. In this capacity, Boyd was responsible for more than $900 million in annual contract administration, and 10 million square feet of State-owned and State-leased facilities. As Secretary of General Services, Boyd found creative ways to save Maryland taxpayers millions, while also initiating and completing the expansion and renovation of numerous State buildings.

In addition to his public service, Boyd has extensive legal and business experience, including service in the fields of information technology sales, law, and small and minority business development. He holds a Bachelorís Degree in economic and political science from Howard University, as well as a law degree and Masterís Degree in communications management from the University of Southern California.

Boyd resides in Columbia, Maryland, with his wife, Monica. They have three adult children.

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