Steve Crim, the director of public affairs for Gov. Larry Hogan, is planning to leave the position he has held since January 2015 to run a nonprofit organization that will be associated with the governor.
“I am grateful to Steve for his hard work and dedication to our administration,” said Hogan in a statement. “It is in large part due to his vision and commitment that we have the opportunity to change Maryland for the better. I wish him the best of luck and look forward to working with him again in the future.”
Crim joined Hogan’s team in 2011 and helped found Change Maryland, a group that leveraged social media and essentially became a four-year campaign that resulted in Hogan’s 2014 victory. He then served as campaign manager for Hogan after the then-Republican candidate officially filed to run and absorbed the Change Maryland organization into his campaign.
A spokesman for the governor said Crim is expected to leave his position on May 27 “to pursue other professional opportunities.”
A source familiar with the departure said Crim is expected to take the lead on a Hogan-related nonprofit organization. The details of that organization were not available.
Crim was not immediately available for comment.