Maryland Transportation Secretary Paul J. Wiedefeld Sworn Into Office


March 03, 2023

Dear Subscriber,


Dear Port of Baltimore Team,

Last evening, Paul J. Wiedefeld was officially sworn in by Governor Wes Moore as Maryland’s 18th transportation secretary.  Secretary Wiedefeld has had a more than 40-year career in transportation that has spanned both the public and private sectors.  He is a former administrator of the Maryland Transit Administration and CEO of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.  Most recently he was vice president with the international architectural and engineering firm HDR where he served as the northeast transportation business director.  This is Secretary Wiedefeld’s second turn-time at Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) headquarters as years ago he was MDOT’s director of system planning and evaluation where he was responsible for preparing the department’s capital budget, also known as the Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP) which we still use today. 

Secretary Wiedefeld is a Baltimore native and graduated from Towson University with a master’s degree from Rutgers University. 

We congratulate Mr. Wiedefeld on becoming secretary and look forward to working closely with him to grow the Port of Baltimore.

In the photo above with other cabinet secretaries and Governor Moore, Secretary Wiedefeld is front row, second from left. 


William P. Doyle


Governor Moore Swears In Cabinet Secretaries in Historic Ceremony

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Moore today delivered the oath of office in an historic swearing-in ceremony of the Moore-Miller Administration’s cabinet secretaries, marking the most diverse cabinet in the state’s history. Governor Moore was joined by Lt. Governor Aruna Miller for the ceremony.

“This is a proud day for our administration as we keep our promise to all Marylanders, by ensuring that our government represents the people we serve,” said Governor Moore. “We have built a team of secretaries who are ready to lead and prepared to serve. I am honored to work with them to shape the future of this state and make this Maryland’s decade.”