Maryland Department of Information Technology Secretary, Michael Leahy, is one of the leading voices for innovation and cybersecurity throughout the Country. Secretary Leahy is a strategic thinker with significant experience as a senior executive, attorney, regulator, and policy maker and a track record of implementing practical solutions to complex financial, operational and regulatory questions for clients including: individuals, local governments and Fortune 500 companies. Secretary Leahy currently serves as President for the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO). He is also a member of the IAPP and served on its Publications Advisory Board. Leahy’s past experience also includes work as an executive at the University of Maryland Medical Biotechnology Institute and an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission.