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Sandra F. Long

Governor Parris N. Glendening named Sandra Long to the position of Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of Commerce, - second in command of Maryland's chief agency on commerce and industry. Her historical appointment marked the first for a woman or African-American to this post in America. As the number two deal-maker in the State, she has been applauded for her expertise in bringing public and private financing resources together, which helped create more than 100,000 jobs within her tenure and brought millions of capital investment to the State.

In her role as Deputy Secretary, she was also the Chief Operating Officer and led the Commerce Agency's: