Gail Bassette, secretary of the Maryland Department of General Services, gives the commencement address to 425 Bowie State University graduates at the university's Winter commencement.
Gail Bassette, secretary of the Maryland Department of General Services, gives the commencement address to 425 Bowie State University graduates at the university's Winter commencement. (Courtesy of Bowie State University)

A member of Gov. Larry Hogan's administration has left for a private sector job.

The governor's office announced Friday that Gail Bassette, secretary of the Department of General Services, had resigned to take a "senior executive" position.

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Nelson Reichart, the department's deputy secretary, will serving as acting secretary, the governor's office said.

The department manages state property.

In a statement, Hogan said Reichart "has the right experience to fulfill the role of acting secretary."

Reichart was assistant secretary in the department's Office of Real Estate between 2003 and 2007 under Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. He spent nearly 21 years working for the Maryland Transit Administration and also worked in the private sector as a government and institutional real estate consultant.

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