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Governor Hogan Names Four New Members to University System of Maryland Board of Regents

July 1st, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that he has named four new members of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents:

  • Robert K. Hur
  • Senator Douglas J.J. Peters 
  • Andrew Smarick
  • Hugh Breslin 

“As governor, I have the privilege of appointing distinguished Marylanders to serve on the University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents,” said Governor Hogan. “Each of these individuals is well-qualified, widely respected, and will make an outstanding member of the Regents. I want to extend my congratulations to them on their appointments.”

University System of Maryland Board of Regents

Robert K. Hur is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group, the Crisis Management Practice Group, and the National Security Practice Group. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Hur served as the 48th U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland. Presidentially appointed and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate, he served from 2018 to 2021 as the chief federal law enforcement officer in Maryland, setting strategic priorities for and supervising one of the largest and busiest U.S. Attorney’s Offices in the nation. Before serving as U.S. Attorney, Hur served as the Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. from 2017 to 2018. Hur also serves as chair of Governor Hogan’s Asian American Hate Crimes Workgroup.

Senator Douglas J.J. Peters is a lifelong resident of Maryland, a decorated military combat veteran, and a successful small business owner in Prince George’s County. Upon his entry into the Senate in 2007, he was appointed as a member of the prestigious Senate Budget and Tax Committee, since 2016 Senator Peters has served as only the second Majority Leader from Prince George’s County in over 50 years. During his tenure as an elected official, Senator Peters has served with distinction on the municipal, county, and state levels.

Andrew Smarick is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, where his work focuses on education, civil society, and the principles of American conservatism. He is the former president of the Maryland State Board of Education. Previously, Smarick was a resident senior fellow and director of the program on civil society, education, and work at the R Street Institute, as well as the Morgridge Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He has also served as an aide in the White House Domestic Policy Counsel, a deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, the New Jersey deputy commissioner of education, a legislative assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives, and a legislative aide at the Maryland General Assembly.

Hugh J. Breslin III recently retired as Vice President /General Manager for WDVM-TV after 41 years in the broadcasting industry. He previously served in the same capacity with WHAG-TV where he spent most of his career. Breslin is very active in his community, including serving as President of the Mason-Dixon Council of Boy Scouts, Chairman of the Washington Co. Economic Development Commission as well as serving on numerous other nonprofits in Washington County.

The governor has also made the following appointments:

Metro Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors

Timothy Poole is president of Cyber Technology Services, Inc. and of GT Aviation, LLC. An FAA-licensed commercial pilot with instrument rating for both single engine and multi-engine aircraft, he is a member of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), and International Aerobatics Club (IAC).

University of Maryland Medical System Board Board of Directors

Jeffrey S. Armiger is the chairman of Baltimore Washington Medical Center’s Board of Directors, and a senior vice president with BB&T. His experience includes a 30-plus year career in banking. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, University of Baltimore and Johns Hopkins University and holds degrees in English, Business/Marketing and Real Estate. He is also a board member of the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp.

Maryland Environmental Service Board of Directors

Robert L. Witt is project manager for the Garrett County Department of Public Works, with a focus on water and wastewater plants