Assistant Secretary of Facilities Planning, Design, Construction & Energy Maryland Department of General Services
Lauren Buckler-Duncan said her primary focus as assistant secretary of Facilities Planning, Design, Construction & Energy is on enhancing the relationship between the Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) and its private-sector business clients and other government agencies.
“I work to shorten bureaucratic processes, eliminate redundancies and increase productivity,” she said. “I understand the big picture and the importance of developing multiple solutions to solve problems.”
Buckler-Duncan, assistant secretary since 2014, manages a staff of more than 80 employees across eight units working on the design and construction of state-funded facilities.
“Lauren is one of the top female construction executives in Maryland, overseeing more building construction, renovation and restoration projects than many private-sector developers,” said Therese Yewell, DGS communications director.
Buckler-Duncan has also introduced children to engineering and construction careers by increasing the number of interns and bringing students to Introduce a Student to Engineering Day. “She is a role model and mentor interested in expanding opportunities for women in engineering,” Yewell said.