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Former county administrator hired by Annapolis based lobbying firm

August 5th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Today, Ivan Lanier, the President and CEO of Greenwill Consulting Group announced that Brandon S. Butler, Esq., the former County Administrator for Allegany County and former Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Maryland Department of Labor is joining the Annapolis-based government relations firm. Butler brings with him nearly 15 years of government relations experience. 


“More now than ever businesses and organizations need a voice in government and an experienced hand in cutting through bureaucracy. I’ve worked hard during my career in developing common-sense approaches to these issues, and look forward to continuing to utilize my network of relationships in the public and private sectors to make that happen for our clients.” commented Butler.   


With Butler joining the firm, Greenwill has been able to increase their portfolio of services, offering not only the quality government relations it has been known for in its over 25 years of experience, but also the ability to assist clients in public relations and grant writing, economic and workforce development strategies, and strategic planning. 


Ivan Lanier, President and CEO of Greenwill stated, “Brandon and I have had a great relationship since his early days working in the Maryland General Assembly.  Brandon’s keen legislative and Government experience will be a great asset in expanding our services. We are excited and looking forward to Brandon joining our team.”


Most recently Butler served as County Administrator of Allegany County, Maryland. Since being appointed to that role in March 2018, Butler implemented a major initiative to reorganize local government, established a summer fellowship program for local government, created a first of its kind makerspace and training center, and created the county’s first Regulatory Reform Commission to focus on planning and zoning issues.


Prior to that, Brandon served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Workforce Development and Adult Learning at Maryland’s Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. While there, Butler led efforts to craft Maryland’s State Workforce Plan. In addition, he was part of the team implementing the Department’s youth apprenticeship initiative, was named as a co-chair of a national policy committee convened by the Aspen Institute and served on Governor Larry Hogan’s Two-Generation Family Economic Security Commission. 



One Response to “Former county administrator hired by Annapolis based lobbying firm”

  1. August 05, 2020 at 3:05 pm, Steve said:

    How much assistance will this provide Western MD? If any, I will venture to say none. This has been more than likely in the works for quite some time. If that is the case…….Who Cares!


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