Maryland Deputy Secretary of State, appointed by Governor Larry Hogan - January 15, 2015.
Deputy Secretaries Ad Hoc Committee, Co-Convener 2019. Secretary of State Liaison to Maryland Census 2020, August 2019. Governor’s Subcabinet on International Affairs. Governor-Elect Larry Hogan Transition Team- November & December 2014. White House Panelist on HBCU’s - April 12, 2012. Commission on Voter Integrity - June 2017. Rawlings-Blake Baltimore Mayoral Transition Team - March 19, 2010 President’s Advisory Board, Stevenson University 2010-present. Maryland Deputy Secretary of State - April 26, 2006. Baltimore County School Board-Chair Calendar Committee December 20, 2005. Delegate, Republican Convention elected by voters at Primary Election, March 2, 2004. Governor’s Commission on Minority Business Reform- Chair of Certification Committee June 12, 2003. Maryland Economic Development Commission
Luis Borunda 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 responsibilities include the operations of the Office of the Maryland Secretary of State. He also assists in the development of Maryland’s subnational relationships, which includes our Latin American relationships. Deputy Secretary of State Borunda is also responsible for shaping the Office of the Secretary of States’ initiatives on Customer Service and Social Media.
Mr. Borunda is an entrepreneur. He founded and operated a graphics company for 25 years. He is a co-founder of many business organizations and an educational non-profit which provided over $250,000 in scholarships to under-served Latino youth. The non-profit was an early leader in teaching entrepreneurial skills and dialogue between Latino and Black youth. He is a leader in the Hispanic community and advocates entrepreneurship and education.
In 2003, Mr. Borunda got his start in politics by forming a Hispanic committee to support the successful gubernatorial candidate Bob Ehrlich the 60th Governor of Maryland. Mr. Borunda was appointed to several boards and commissions during the tenure of the Secretary of Appointments, Larry Hogan, who would go on to become the 62nd Governor of Maryland.
Mr. Borunda is relatable and regularly shares his story with diverse audiences which include high school, college students and government agencies. 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 and has been married to his wife Sharon since 1984.
“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
Chairman, Maryland Hispanic Business Conference (co-founder)
President, U.S. Hispanic Youth Entrepreneur & Education Foundation (USHYEE)
Founding President, Baltimore Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Co-Founder, Maryland Hispanic Business Legislative Reception
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