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Association Engages with Secretary of the MD Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

Thu, Sep 15, 2016

Columbia, Maryland

The advocacy team engaged with Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) Secretary, Kelly Schulz last Thursday at a working lunch in Annapolis along with a group of other stakeholders. Secretary Schulz oversees several DLLR divisions, including: Unemployment Insurance, Occupational and Professional Licensing, Financial Regulation, Labor and Industry, Workforce Development and Adult Learning, the Maryland Racing Commission, and the Governor's Workforce Investment Board.


With paid sick leave legislation on the table during the 2017 Legislative Session as well as financial institution reform, it was interesting to hear Schulz’s perspective on these and other matters under DLLR’s jurisdiction.  She also shared her internal focus for DLLR and its 1,800 employees. Among her goals is to make the employees more consumer and customer focused, recognizing that DLLR’s goal should be working with businesses and individuals to succeed. Schulz is a former member of the Maryland House of Delegates who served on the House Economic Matters Committee.  


Schulz began the group discussion by openly thanking our credit union association “for stepping up to the plate” by working closely with DLLR to identify [credit union] representatives to fill open seats for a number of state Boards and Commissions under DLLR’s jurisdiction.  While praising the association, she encouraged the other stakeholders in the room to do the same.  The advocacy team also took the opportunity to thank Schultz for the ongoing engagement with credit unions of  Financial Regulation Commissioner Gordon Cooley.


These state Board or Commissions vary from financial services to cosmology, plumbing, land usage to bay boat pilots. While most don’t have any direct cu or financial services connection…that should not stop anyone!


If you have an interest in serving, know a qualified person or to discuss in more detail please contact: Glen Cooney, 443-325-0775,