December 06, 2012

Longtime O’Malley Flack Abbruzzese Departs for RLLS

Rick AbbruzzeseThe Baltimore Sun reported that Rick Abbruzzese, Communications Director for Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD), is departing to work for lobbying firm Rifkin, Livingston, Levitan and Silver, LLC (RLLS).  There he will join Josh White, who managed O’Malley’s 2006 gubernatorial campaign.

Gov. O’Malley called Abbruzzese, “a trusted political advisor and friend to me personally, and a strong, effective advocate for the people of Maryland.”

Abbruzzese started working for O’Malley in 2003 and since then he has served as Deputy Press Secretary, Press Secretary, Deputy Campaign Manager and Communications Director.  (Baltimore Sun)

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