AnneMacKinnonWelsh_smAnne MacKinnon Welsh is currently engaged in private mediation of civil cases. She is a former elected official and is now retired from Maryland State Government.

Anne has a long history of being involved in the community. She was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates, where she was a member of the Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee. She then was elected to the Prince George’s County Council where she served a year as Chairman. She was a Gubernatorial appointee to the Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals and was appointed by the County Executive to the Prince George’s County Human Relations Commission.

In addition to her public service, M’s MacKinnon Welsh has management experience. For twelve years she worked in the hotel business for Ramada Inn franchise properties holding various management positions. She was the the Director of Surplus Property Program, Maryland Department of Transportation. She also was a Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation.

Anne is a fully trained mediator. She holds a Masters of Arts in Applied Management from University College, University of Maryland, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Anne MacKinnon Welsh is uniquely qualified to facilitate public policy development and to assist state, county, municipal and community organizations as well as governmental entities in resolving disputes between citizens and their representatives. She also has skills which can aide in the reconciliation of diverse and at times conflicting constituencies which impede the development of rational public policies and healthy communities and environments.

EDUCATION:
Forty Hour Basic Mediation Training Certificate     2007
University College, University of Maryland     1997
M.A., Applied Management
University of Maryland     1978
B.A., Psychology
EMPLOYMENT:
Maryland State Senate     January 2005 – December 2010
Legislative Assistant
Responsible for overseeing the legislation introduced by the member; drafting correspondence in response to constituent concerns; keeping the member’s calendar; processing Senatorial scholarships; and maintaining the constituent database.
Maryland Department of Transportation     March 2001 – May 2003
Special Assistant to the Secretary
Managed correspondences on transportation issues for the Secretary and the Governor; made recommendation to the Secretary for transportation appointments to the Department’s numerous boards and commissions; and responsible for special projects as assigned. (Note: left for six months to serve the remainder of a term on the State’s Board of Contract Appeals.)
Maryland State Agency for Surplus Property     March 1998 – March 2001
Assistant Secretary (Director)
Responsible for the daily operations for this self-sufficient state agency that came under the Maryland Department of General Services; including the receipt and redistribution of federal and state property. MSASP had the benefit and responsibility of inmate labor.
Maryland Democratic Party     June 1997 – March 1998
Executive Director
Responsible for the daily operations of the headquarters; prepared a monthly newsletter; and provided candidate training.
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer      1981 – 1984
Constituent Liaison
Assisted constituents with problems related with the federal government.
Ramada Hotels      14 years
Served in various capacities both full and part-time at two Ramada Hotels. Work included six years as Director of Sales and two years as Banquet Manager.
ELECTED OFFICE:
Prince George’s County Council     1990 – 1997
Council Members for the 3rd District
Served as Chair one year and Vice Chair two years.
Maryland General Assembly      1987 – 1990
State Delegate 22nd Legislative District
Served on the Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee.
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