Welcome to the 

Maryland Workforce Association


The Maryland Workforce Association is made up of the twelve Local Workforce Directors in Maryland. The association collaborates with the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation and other state workforce partners to foster regional and statewide collaboration and share best practices.

The Maryland Workforce Association advocates for and promotes the public workforce system on a local, state, and national level. The advocacy includes building relationships with elected officials at all levels, outreach to businesses within the State, and building partnerships with other agencies and organizations to strengthen the system. 

Keynote Speakers


Tiffany P. Robinson (Opening Remarks)

Secretary, Maryland Department of Labor

Tiffany Robinson was appointed Secretary of the MD Department of Labor in July 2019. Robinson leads the department in protecting and empowering Marylanders by safeguarding workers, protecting consumers, and cultivating a thriving workforce that meets the demands of Maryland’s dynamic economy.

Marcus Bullock

CEO - Flikshop

Bullock is Founder and CEO of Flikshop, a free app that enables incarcerated people to receive personalized postcards from their families; building community and decreasing recidivism. Marcus is an entrepreneur, justice reform advocate and public speaker.

Ron Painter

President and CEO - NAWB

Painter travels the country meeting with State and Local workforce leaders to understand how best to spread innovative trends in human capital development throughout the nation-wide job training system.

Gary Schoeniger

Founder and CEO - ELI

Schoeniger has emerged as an internationally recognized thought leader in the field of entrepreneurial mindset education and training. Gary has presented around the world including the U.S. State Department.

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