Luis E. Borunda, Deputy Secretary of State

Deputy Secretary Luis BorundaDeputy Secretary of State, Luis Borunda was appointed by Governor Larry Hogan in January of 2015. He is the first Hispanic in Maryland history to serve as Deputy Secretary of State. Under the leadership of Secretary of State, John C. Wobensmith, Deputy Secretary of State Borunda’s portfolio includes the operations of the Office of the Maryland Secretary of State. This includes:
  • Division of International Affairs
  • Division of Finance and Administration
  • Division of State Documents
  • Division of Charities and Legal Affairs
  • Division of Safety & Support

 

He also assists in the development of Maryland’s subnational relationships, including those in Latin America and serves on the Governor’s Subcabinet on International Affairs. Deputy Secretary of State Borunda is also responsible for the Office of the Secretary of States’ initiatives on Customer Service and Social Media.

Background

In 2003, Mr. Borunda got his start in politics by forming a Hispanic committee to support the successful gubernatorial candidacy of Bob Ehrlich. Governor Ehrlich appointed Mr. Borunda to several boards and commissions including the Maryland Economic Development Commission and the Baltimore County Board of Education. It was during this time met Larry Hogan who also served in the Ehrlich administration. Deputy Secretary Borunda’s business background serves him well as Governor Hogan’s message “Maryland is Open for Business” is the lens through which he sees these international contacts and seeks to build Maryland’s international relationships.

His leadership style always encourages the best to come out in individuals. He is a bridge builder and provides opportunities for as many people as he can. Mr. Borunda is the father of six children ranging in age from 4 to 26 and has been married to his wife Sharon for 32 years.

Philosophy

“People always say “it is lonely at the top”. I don’t want to make that trip alone. I want to take a whole bunch of people with me.”

Previously Held Posts on State & Local Boards & Commissions

Governor Larry Hogan Transition Team
Maryland Economic Development Commission
Baltimore City Mayor’s Coalition on Minority Supplier Diversity
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Transition Team
Baltimore County Board of Education

Leadership

Chairman, Maryland Hispanic Business Conference
President, U.S. Hispanic Youth Entrepreneur & Education Foundation (USHYEE)
Founding President, Baltimore Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Co-Founder, Maryland Hispanic Business Legislative Reception

Contact

Email: luis.borunda@maryland.gov
Direct Telephone: 410-260-3868