Zenita Wickham Hurley
Maryland Office of the Attorney General
Zenita Wickham Hurley is the Chief Counsel for Civil Rights in the Maryland Office of the Attorney General (OAG) where she works to advocate, educate and advise stakeholders and clients on civil rights related matters. Since joining the OAG in early 2015, Ms. Hurley’s work has focused on the development of policies and legislative initiatives in the areas of criminal justice reform and economic parity, including the OAG’s Guidance Memorandum on Ending Discriminatory Profiling by Law Enforcement in Maryland and legislation to increase racial, ethnic and gender diversity in the State’s emerging industries. She currently serves as Chair of the Maryland Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Policy and Funding Committee and represents the Attorney General on the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission and the Correctional Training Commission. In 2019, Ms. Hurley helped advance legislation creating the Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which she currently staffs. Ms. Hurley also founded and chairs the OAG Diversity Committee and provides staff and leadership training on diverse hiring and retention practices and sexual harassment prevention.