The Department is an executive branch agency headed by the Secretary of Commerce. Appointed by and directly reporting to the Governor, the Secretary of Commerce also serves as a member of the Governor's Cabinet.
The Department has a total operating budget of $137 million with 297 full-time staff. One deputy secretary, six assistant secretaries and two executive directors assist the Secretary in administering the Department’s varied programs. Each of these officers is responsible for corresponding division operations.
The following pages provide biographical information for members of the management team.