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Date: January 16, 2008
Media Contact: Steve Simon, 240-567-7952; Elizabeth Homan, 240-567-7970

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Thomas Tucker Named Interim Director of Government Relations at Montgomery College

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Montgomery College President Brian K. Johnson has named Thomas Tucker as the College’s Interim Director of Government Relations. Tucker brings to the College more than 12 years of experience in government and community relations, including the past three as Manager of Public Affairs for Washington Gas.

Tucker currently serves the College in a volunteer capacity as a director on the Montgomery College Foundation Board, heading its Government and Community Relations Committee. A resident of Silver Spring, he is also active in a wide variety of Washington area community organizations, including the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Washington Board of Trade, and the Committee for Montgomery. He is also a graduate of the Leadership Montgomery program.

Tucker is a 2006 graduate of Harvard University’s Senior Executive Leadership Program and majored in communications at the University of Alabama. In 2003, he completed Georgetown University’s certificate program in nonprofit management.

“Tom is a seasoned professional in the government relations arena, with a great deal of experience working on legislative matters with our local and state officials,” said Dr. Brian K. Johnson, president of Montgomery College. “I’m delighted that he is joining our team.”

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Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.

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