John R. Griffin, Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources’ Secretary, will take over the day-to-day operations of the governor’s office sometime in June as O’Malley’s new chief of staff.
Griffin will replace Matthew Gallagher, who will be taking the role of CEO at Goldseker Foundation in Baltimore.
The Capital Gazette reports
“For four decades, in both the public and private arena, John has worked tirelessly, passionately and wholeheartedly to serve the citizens of Maryland,” said O’Malley in a statement. “His solid judgment and knowledge of state government will allow us to continue the progress we have made creating jobs, expanding opportunity, and securing a better future for Maryland’s families.”
Griffin, 66, has led the O’Malley administration’s efforts in rolling out conservation programs like BayStat, GreenPrint and the Maryland Partnership for Children in Nature.
Joseph P. Gill, DNR’s deputy secretary, will take Griffin’s place as secretary.
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