General Services Assistant Secretary Lauren Buckler Recognized as a Leading Woman by The Daily Record
BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Department of General Services today congratulates Lauren Buckler, Assistant Secretary for Facilities Planning, Design, Construction and Energy for her recognition as one of The Daily Record’s 2018 Leading Women. This award honors women who are 40 years old or younger for the tremendous accomplishments they have made in their respective careers. Ms. Buckler is one of 52 women who will be recognized at a ceremony this evening in Annapolis.
“General Services is known for working behind the scenes to keep state government running, so it is a great day when one of our dedicated and hard-working employees receives such a public recognition,” said Secretary Ellington E. Churchill, Jr. “Lauren is a true role model and an exemplary employee, and our entire General Services team congratulates her on this tremendous honor.”
The honorees were selected by a panel of previous Top 100 Women and Leading Women winners based on their professional accomplishments, commitment to inspiring change, and community involvement. Ms. Buckler is an accredited professional in energy and environmental design, a certified energy manager, and a licensed mechanical engineer. She earned an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a Masters in Project Management from George Washington University in Washington D.C.
Ms. Buckler is one of the top female construction executives in Maryland, leading a 70+ staff across eight business units, all focused on different aspects of the design and construction of state-funded facilities. She oversees more building construction, renovation, and restoration projects than many private sector developers. During any given year, Ms. Bucker is responsible for 100+ active state agency construction projects valued at over $150 million. She also oversees several dozen projects in the planning or design stages, and has oversight for all state-funded K-12 and community college technical design reviews.
About DGS: The Department of General Services is responsible for essential services and programs administered on behalf of the state, including procuring goods and services; designing, building, leasing, managing and maintaining facilities; leading energy conservation efforts; and providing essential services such as fuel management, disposition of surplus property and records management. The Department of General Services Maryland Capitol Police maintains safety and security at state buildings.