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Cailey Locklair

Maryland Retailers Association

locklair-cailey-1822As president of the Maryland Retailers Association, Cailey Locklair, 34, serves as the voice of the retail industry on statewide and local legislation. Since 2015, Locklair has helped shape, and ultimately pass, some of the state’s most significant legislative efforts, including legislation requiring credit card transparency for small businesses and better data breach protections.

Prior to overseeing the Maryland Retailers Association, Locklair served as the deputy executive director for the Baltimore Jewish Council and was an assistant House of Delegates administrator for Speaker of the House Michael E. Busch.

She credits her success to dedication and hard work. “From a very young age, I was taught that I would have to work hard if I wanted to go anywhere in life and if I stayed focused and dedicated to my goals, they would happen,” Locklair said.

Locklair sits on the board of Goodwill of the Chesapeake, is a member of the Maryland Unemployment Insurance Legislative Oversight Committee, and a member of the Justice Reinvestment Commission Oversight Board. She is the treasurer and secretary of the Council of State Retailer Associations and sits on the Executive Directors Council to the Maryland Tourism Development Board. She is also a financial adviser to the Phi Theta Chapter at Towson University.

“When I was 14, I started Washington State’s first Junior Children’s Guild because I wanted to be involved,” Locklair said. “From a young age, charity work and volunteering has always been part of my life.”

She is the recipient of The Seventh State’s 2014 Annapolis Top Five Young Guns award. She received her Bachelor of Arts in political science and legal studies from the University of Delaware and a Master of Science in Integrated Homeland Security Management from Towson University.

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record's 2019 VIP List awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.