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Longtime Baltimore developer Reed Cordish to leave White House post

Longtime Baltimore developer Reed Cordish to leave White House post

A former Baltimore-based developer who led a White House effort on infrastructure and government innovation is leaving the job, the White House said Friday.

Reed S. Cordish, a former partner at the Cordish Companies, joined the Trump administration in January as the head of the Office of American Innovation. The group is tasked with bringing private-sector ideas to longstanding government problems.

Cordish, 43, said in an interview that he never intended to stay in the job for more than a year. He said that the time was right to move on partly because the White House recently sent its framework for overhauling infrastructure to Congress.

“In that regard, it’s a good time...

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