|71st "Secretary of State of Maryland|
January 21, 2015
Acting: January 21, 2015 – February 13, 2015
|Preceded by||"John McDonough|
|Education||"University of Pennsylvania ("BA)
"National Defense University
John C. Wobensmith is an American politician from "Maryland. He has served as the 71st "Secretary of State of Maryland – a position appointed by the governor and confirmed by the state senate – since January 21, 2015. The Secretary of State is one of the state's six constitutional officers, along with the Governor, Lt. Governor, Comptroller, Attorney General and Treasurer. He graduated in English from the "University of Pennsylvania and from the "National War College of the "National Defense University.
Wobensmith worked for four decades in national security under U.S. presidents "Richard Nixon, "Gerald Ford, "Ronald Reagan, "George H.W. Bush, and "Bill Clinton; and served as the senior Defense Department representative in "Turkey.
Wobensmith served on the "Anne Arundel County Board of Education for nine years, and after retirement from federal civilian employment was vice president for International Marketing for Sensys Technologies in London, and worked for the "American Foreign Policy Council.
Governor-elect "Larry Hogan announced the appointment of Wobensmith as Secretary of State of Maryland on December 30, 2014. As Secretary of State, Wobensmith oversees the registration of notaries and charitable organizations and serves as the Governor's liaison for labor relations. He serves as the chair of the Governor's Subcabinet for International Affairs and is on the Board of State Canvassers.
Hogan names four people to key posts in his administration on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 ... John Wobensmith (far right) was appointed secretary of state. The appointments require state Senate confirmation.
|"Secretary of State of Maryland