Sharon Markley is Director, Education & Innovation with the Maryland Department of Commerce. She is responsible for the coordination of education and training assets and capabilities as they relate to the Agency’s mission and the economic development of the State. Before joining Commerce, Sharon served as the Executive Vice President of the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore. Previous roles combine over ten years in higher education senior administration. She holds a BA degree, summa cum laude, from Notre Dame of Maryland University, and completed the Harvard Management and Leadership in Education (MLE) graduate program in 2013.