(ANNAPOLIS – January 23, 2024) — Today, Governor Wes Moore announced the latest appointments to his administration’s executive staff including senior advisor, chief data officer within the Department of Information Technology, director of scheduling, and an expanded communications team.
“I am confident that our administration is building a team that is fiercely dedicated to serving the people of Maryland,” said Governor Moore. “Our executive staff is dynamic and diverse; and together we will take the bold steps needed to ensure that no Marylander is left behind.”
Senior Advisor and Director of Public Engagement
Ned Miller most recently served as Governor Moore and Lieutenant Governor Miller’s campaign manager during their successful 2022 campaign. He previously managed campaigns across the country, including for former Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer of Iowa and congressman Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey. He also managed former New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney’s 2017 re-election campaign and went on to serve in the New Jersey Senate Majority Office. Since serving on President Obama’s re-election campaign in Florida, Miller has held various communications, research and community organizing roles on campaigns and in government. Miller received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Gettysburg College.
Chief Data Officer
Patrick McLoughlin is responsible for the strategic direction of statewide data management, data sharing, and analytics practices across executive branch agencies. He has 19 years of public and private sector experience helping organizations advance and maximize their use of data as a strategic asset, collaborating with both executive leadership and technical teams to meet organizational goals. Prior to joining the state as Chief Data Officer, his recent roles included Director of Data Solutions at Johnson, Mirmiran, & Thompson, where he led data strategy, data management, governance, and analytics practices, and Director of Business Intelligence for the Maryland Department of Information Technology where he led the BI, analytics, and open data programs. Pat received his Bachelor of Science from Salisbury University.
Director of Scheduling
Arnelda Broadaway has more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. In 2008, she left Maryland to help reopen and rebrand the popular Fontainebleau Miami Beach. She returned to Maryland in 2013 to continue her hospitality sales career. In 2021, she left hospitality to, in her own words, “make a difference.” She began working at the National Governors Association as an events planner, where she effectively engineered event and technology logistics for countless meetings, serving more than 200 attendees catering to governors, government officials, and external stakeholders. She also orchestrated all departments—including marketing, sales, operations, technology, and events—to ensure detailed execution in a timely manner.
Arnelda was born and raised in Prince George’s County and is a graduate of Suitland High School. She is a proud member of Philos, an auxiliary organization of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Communications Team: The governor’s communications team is led by David Turner, Communications Director and Senior Advisor, and will include the following staff:
Deputy Director of Communications
Maureen Regan has served the State of Maryland for more than 10 years, most recently as Director of Communications with the Governor’s Coordinating Offices. Prior to joining the governor’s office, she was Deputy Director of Communications with the Maryland Department of Health, where she led a number of special projects and initiatives related to Maryland’s COVID-19 pandemic response, branding, web design, communications strategy, and data visualization. Maureen received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emerson College and is pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in Integrated Design at the University of Baltimore.
Senior Press Secretary
Brittany Marshall is an Emmy Award-winning producer and communicator. Most recently, she served as Press Secretary for former Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford. Prior to joining the Lt. Governor’s office, she was Director of Media Relations for the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration. Brittany’s many years of journalism experience spans from producer at WUSA9 in Washington D.C. to reporter and executive producer at WDVM-TV in Hagerstown, currently known as DC News Now. Additionally, she is the recipient of the PRNews Top Women in Public Relations: Rising Star Award. Her work at WUSA9 earned her an Emmy award for Best Weekend Newscast.
Brittany received her bachelor’s degree from The Pennsylvania State University and her master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She was raised in Montgomery County and currently lives in Prince George’s County. She is a proud member of ColorComm (Women of Color in Communications) and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. In addition, she works with journalism students at her high school alma mater St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C.
Carter Elliott, IV
Carter Elliott, IV served as Governor Moore’s communications manager during his successful 2022 gubernatorial campaign. Prior to this role, he served in the Office of Governor Ralph S. Northam as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Commonwealth, press secretary for Alex Lasry’s campaign for Wisconsin Senate, communications advisor to the Democratic Party of Virginia, and as a political coordinator for Governor Terry McAuliffe’s 2021 gubernatorial campaign. He has also served as a communications associate for Pod 3 Strategies and as a policy associate for Riverside Strategies. Carter was born and raised in Lynchburg, Virginia on his family’s dairy farm, Seven Oaks Farm. He graduated from the University of Lynchburg in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History.