Dawn Flythe Moore

Dawn Moore

Dawn Flythe Moore is the first lady of the state of Maryland. With more than 20 years of leadership experience in government relations, nonprofit work, building corporate partnerships, community organizing, campaign strategy, and fundraising, she is passionate about empowering women, fostering economic opportunity, and championing the arts. 

She has held positions in the highest levels of state government and has served on the boards of nonprofit organizations including Maryland’s State Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, and iMentor, which partners with high schools in communities where the majority of students served will be first-generation college graduates. She also served as chair of the Moore-Miller Inaugural Committee, whose inclusive efforts contributed to a reported 30 percent to 40 percent increase in business for Black-owned businesses during the week of Gov. Wes Moore’s inauguration, supported 34 jobs with minority-, women- and locally owned businesses, and generated more than $1.5 million in labor income.

The first lady and Governor Moore together established the Moore Family Foundation to make impact grants to local nonprofits, provide thought leadership and organizational support, and create partnership alliances with community stakeholders, government entities, and other philanthropic partners that are committed to place-based initiatives in Baltimore. Under her leadership, the Moore Family Foundation has invested strategically in education, community enrichment, health research and development, veterans organizations, and the arts. 

A graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, Moore holds a degree in government and politics and a certificate in women’s studies. 

The first lady and governor have two children, Mia and James, and recently adopted Tucker Balti Moore, the family’s dog.​