Gov. Martin O'Malley's communications director and long-time aide Raquel Guillory will leave the governor's office at the end of the month for another job in state goverment.
Guillory, who worked for O'Malley when he was mayor and in the State House, is the fourth high-level staffer to depart the governor's office since the November election.
Since November, O'Malley's chief of staff, his former political director and his former chief legislative officer have all resigned the ir posts for jobs in the private sector. With less than two years left in his second term, O'Malley is considering a bid for the presidency.
O'Malley, who has made job-creation a consistent theme of his public remarks, said in a statement he was "thrilled" Guillory will an assistant secretary at the Department of Business & Economic Development.