Governor Larry Hogan Names Benjamin H. Wu DBED Deputy Secretary - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Governor Larry Hogan Names Benjamin H. Wu DBED Deputy Secretary

Posted:
Benjamin Wu (Photo: Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development) Benjamin Wu (Photo: Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development)
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development Secretary Mike Gill announced Thursday that Benjamin H. Wu, an internationally recognized technology policy expert with more than 25 years of experience and management leadership, has been named Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED). In his new role, Wu will act as the Chief Operating Officer, responsible for overseeing the Department's charge of attracting companies to the State, working with in-state companies to help them expand and add jobs, connecting companies with resources and partners and driving tourism, film and the arts. 

"I'm very excited to have Ben help lead the transformation of our state's business climate and drive home the message that Maryland is open for business," said Governor Hogan. "Creating jobs and strengthening our economy is one of my top Administration priorities. Ben brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to make Maryland more competitive and is highly respected in and around the business community. I thank Ben for his willingness to serve our citizens and help us build a better Maryland." 

"As a native Marylander and resident of Montgomery County, it's a privilege to work with Governor Hogan and DBED Secretary Mike Gill in advancing the Administration's priority of championing our critical industry sectors," said Wu.  "Governor Hogan has declared that economic development will be a hallmark for his Administration.  I thank Governor Hogan for this exciting opportunity to help change Maryland for the better. "

Wu has worked on behalf of the State of Maryland at the highest levels of federal and state government, as well as in the U.S. Congress, on issues related to innovation, competition, technology commercialization, international trade and economic development. A former U.S. Department of Commerce and DBED executive, Wu has developed several strategic plans to promote Maryland's innovation economy, including the state's current roadmap for the life sciences and cybersecurity industries.  He has a substantive record of forging successful public-private partnerships to drive scientific research and development in the state and has collaborated successfully with Maryland's industry, academia and federal, state and local governments to accelerate technology-led economic development and solidify its high-tech preeminence. 

Wu previously served as the Maryland Assistant Secretary of Business and Economic Development and Senior Technology Policy Advisor, as well as the U.S. Deputy Undersecretary of Commerce for Technology and the U.S. Assistant Secretary for Technology Policy.  At the U.S. Department of Commerce, Wu served as the Chief Operating Officer for the more than 3,000 employee, $500 million bureau that included the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg.  In addition, Wu was Counsel for former Maryland Congresswoman Connie Morella and the Technology Subcommittee of the House Science Committee.  
  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Jurors Hear Closing Remarks in Trial Over Deadly Delaware Prison Riot

    Jurors Hear Closing Remarks in Trial Over Deadly Delaware Prison Riot

    Thursday, November 15 2018 2:41 PM EST2018-11-15 19:41:54 GMT
    Thursday, November 15 2018 2:41 PM EST2018-11-15 19:41:54 GMT
    The James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, Del. is shown Feb. 1, 2017, the date when a deadly inmate riot started. (Photo: AP)The James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, Del. is shown Feb. 1, 2017, the date when a deadly inmate riot started. (Photo: AP)
    The James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, Del. is shown Feb. 1, 2017, the date when a deadly inmate riot started. (Photo: AP)The James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, Del. is shown Feb. 1, 2017, the date when a deadly inmate riot started. (Photo: AP)
    Jurors are hearing closing arguments in the trial of three Delaware inmates charged in a prison riot in which a correctional officer was killed and three other staffers taken hostage.More
    Jurors are hearing closing arguments in the trial of three Delaware inmates charged in a prison riot in which a correctional officer was killed and three other staffers taken hostage.       More
  • Maryland's Attorney General Appeals Redistricting Decision

    Maryland's Attorney General Appeals Redistricting Decision

    Thursday, November 15 2018 1:04 PM EST2018-11-15 18:04:08 GMT
    Thursday, November 15 2018 2:20 PM EST2018-11-15 19:20:26 GMT
    (Photo: MGN Online)(Photo: MGN Online)
    (Photo: MGN Online)(Photo: MGN Online)
    Maryland's attorney general is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review an order for state officials to draw up a new congressional redistricting plan that isn't tainted by partisan gerrymandering.More
    Maryland's attorney general is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review an order for state officials to draw up a new congressional redistricting plan that isn't tainted by partisan gerrymandering.           More
  • Updated: Police ID Pickup Driver Killed in Cheswold Crash

    Updated: Police ID Pickup Driver Killed in Cheswold Crash

    Wednesday, November 14 2018 9:51 AM EST2018-11-14 14:51:57 GMT
    Thursday, November 15 2018 2:00 PM EST2018-11-15 19:00:26 GMT
    Delaware State Police have released the name of a 42-year-old Kenton man who died after his pickup truck collided with a tour bus near Cheswold late Tuesday night.More
    Delaware State Police have released the name of a 42-year-old man who died after his pickup truck collided with a tour bus near Cheswold late Tuesday night. More
  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • What a Nor'easter Means

    What a Nor'easter Means

    Meteorologist Heidi Werosta tells what the weather phenomenon, known as a nor'easter, is.

    More

    Meteorologist Heidi Werosta tells what the weather phenomenon, known as a nor'easter, is.

    More
  • Rehoboth Man Has Over 1 Million Seashells

    Rehoboth Man Has Over 1 Million Seashells

    One man on Delmarva has turned his love for seashell collecting into a life-long passion. 

    Larry Mann has a beach house in Rehoboth where he spends his summers, mainly walking along the shore. 
    He is an attorney who represents every railroad worker in the country and he said it's tense at times.
    More
    One man on Delmarva has turned his love for seashell collecting into a life-long passion.  
    More
  • "Afterfly" Event Raises Criticism About Kent County Noise Restrictions

    "Afterfly" Event Raises Criticism About Kent County Noise Restrictions

    Organizers of an event that takes place about the same time as Dover's Firefly Music Festival are coming under fire from some neighbors and a Kent County commissioner over noise complaints.

    Levy Court commissioners on Tuesday held a lengthy discussion about nuisance noise laws in light of "Afterfly," a multi-day musical and camping event held near Dover off Persimmon Tree Lane that is not affiliated with AEG Worldwide's annual music festival in Dover.

    More

    Organizers of an event that takes place about the same time as Dover's Firefly Music Festival are coming under fire from some neighbors and a Kent County commissioner over noise complaints.

    Levy Court commissioners on Tuesday held a lengthy discussion about nuisance noise laws in light of "Afterfly," a multi-day musical and camping event held near Dover off Persimmon Tree Lane that is not affiliated with AEG Worldwide's annual music festival in Dover.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices