Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's top communications aide will leave the administration to return to his job in the private sector.
Communications Director Matthew A. Clark has led Hogan's public relations staff since the governor was inaugurated. Deputy communications director Douglass V. Mayer will take over for Clark in mid-August.
Before joining the Hogan administration, Clark worked for seven years at a Washington business consulting company, FTI Consulting. He'll return there as a managing director.
Clark said he was "honored and proud" to have worked for Hogan, but was leaving his post for a position that allowed him to spend more time with wife and three young sons.
Mayer, like Clark a Maryland native, previously worked as a communications director for South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and for the New Jersey Republican State Committee.
The communication director serves as the chief spokesman for Hogan.