Andy Smarick

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Queen Anne's County
Appointed June of 2021

Andy Smarick was previously the chair of the ϡȱ Higher Education Commission and president of the ϡȱ State Board of Education. His other government experience includes serving as an aide in the White House Domestic Policy Counsel, deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, legislative assistant at the U.S. House of Representatives, New Jersey deputy commissioner of education, and legislative aide at the ϡȱ state legislature. Smarick is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and was a Morgridge Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He helped found a college-prep charter school and the National Alliance for Public Charter schools. He has authored or edited four books. Smarick received a B.A. in government and politics, summa cum laude and with honors, from the University of ϡȱ, College Park and a Master of Public Management from the University of ϡȱ’s School of Public Policy.

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