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Private sector experience a key quality of Hogan cabinet picks


Gov.-elect Larry Hogan names six new cabinet secretaries. From left: Lt. Gov.-elect Boyd Rutherford, Joe Bartenfelder (Agriculture), Van Mitchell (Health), Jimmy Rhee (Minority Affairs), Hogan, Gen. Linda Singh (Military), Ben Grumbles (Environment), Charlie Evans (Natural Resources)


By Len Lazarick

If personnel is policy, the incoming Hogan administration is still working on broad themes rather than specific policies. Those will come a month from now after the inauguration.

In introducing his nominees for another six cabinet posts Tuesday, Gov.-elect Larry Hogan Jr. emphasized again that they were “talented, diverse and bipartisan.” But in addition to some government experience relevant to their new jobs — often in the Ehrlich administration that Hogan served as well — the governor-elect would always point out another quality the appointees had in common — private sector experience.

This even applied to the new adjutant general of the Maryland National Guard, Linda Singh.

– See more at: http://marylandreporter.com/2014/12/24/private-sector-experience-a-key-quality-of-hogan-cabinet-picks/#sthash.EUmHzKQh.dpuf


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