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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Acting Secretary at the Department of General Services

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced Nelson Reichart, deputy secretary of the Department of General Services (DGS), will serve as acting secretary of the department. Secretary Gail Bassette has resigned from her position effective immediately and will be taking a position as a senior executive in the private sector.

Reichart will serve as acting secretary while the search for a permanent secretary is conducted.

“I thank Gail Bassette for her 18 months of service and wish her the best in future endeavors. The Department of General Services is well-positioned to continue serving the people of Maryland at the highest levels,” said Governor Hogan. “As part of the current department leadership team, Nelson Reichart has the right experience to fulfill the role of acting secretary.”

Prior to serving as deputy secretary, Reichart worked in the private sector as a government and institutional real estate consultant. He served as assistant secretary in the Office of Real Estate within DGS between 2003 and 2007 and as manager of real estate for the Maryland Transit Administration for nearly 21 years.


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