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Markell nominates Gilliam-Johnson as labor secretary

Patrice Gilliam-JohnsonGov. Jack Markell has announced the nomination of educator and human resources expert Patrice Gilliam-Johnson, Ph.D. to serve as Delaware’s next secretary of labor.

According to a press release by Markell’s office, Gilliam-Johnson has served as chairperson of Wilmington University’s Organization Dynamics Program. In that capacity, she has helped prepare thousands of students for careers through instruction in the social and psychological elements of organizational behavior, leadership, motivation, workplace performance, and management.

Prior to entering academia in 1997, Gilliam-Johnson was a consultant providing training and consultation relating to workplace competency skills, employee selection, assessment and performance evaluation systems, and grievance procedures. Before then, she gained a critical understanding of how organizations and governments can prepare employees for growth while serving in various roles with the Drug Enforcement Administration, the District of Columbia Courts, and the U.S. Department of Labor.

Gilliam-Johnson received her Bachelors in Psychology from Morgan State University, and her Masters and Doctorate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at the University of Maryland.

She lives in Wilmington.

If confirmed by the Senate, Gilliam-Johnson would fill the vacancy created by the retirement of John McMahon.

Original article posted in the Dover Post.  To view, click here.

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