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Tuesday, December 03, 2013


ANNAPOLIS, MD. (December 3, 2013) -- Governor Martin O’Malley today announced the appointment of Larry Giammo, former Mayor of Rockville, to the State Board of Education.

“I’m pleased to welcome Larry Giammo to the Maryland State Board of Education,” said Governor Martin O’Malley. “Larry’s substantial knowledge of economics, along with his background as a successful entrepreneur and elected official, will add diverse perspective to the board and help better prepare students in our number-one-in-the-nation school system to compete in the 21st century global marketplace.”

Currently, Giammo serves as the Executive Director of Green America, a national non-profit focused on establishing a green economy defined by environmental sustainability and restoration; social justice and fair labor; thriving and inclusive local communities; and, personal health and well-being.

Prior to joining Green America, Mr. Giammo served as CEO for Property Tax Pros-- a company he co-founded, focused on using research and statistics to empower homeowners in the property tax assessment process. He also worked as Managing Director of the highly-regarded international consulting firm, the Matrix Knowledge Group, from 2009 to 2010.

Additionally, Giammo served as Mayor of Rockville from 2001 to 2007. While in office, he led efforts to redevelop the town center of the Montgomery County city. Before his election as mayor, Giammo served as a Commissioner on the Planning Commission for the City of Rockville from 1996 to 2001.

Mr. Giammo received a B.A. in Economics, magna cum laude, and a B.S. in Finance, summa cum laude, from the University of Maryland and an M.B.A., with distinction, from Carnegie Mellon University.


Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but am I missing something? He has been appointed to the State Board of Education, but doesn't look like he has any experience in education.

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Anonymous said...

If the guy knows economics, maybe he'll ask why we spend millions on programs that do absolutely nothing to raise achievement or improve behavior.