Md. Officials Name 2 New Members To Metro Board

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland officials have nominated two new members to Metro’s board of directors.

Gov. Martin O’Malley named Maryland Port Commissioner Alvin Nichols to fill the seat of Elizabeth Hewlett, who completed her term last summer.

Nichols was formerly chief of staff for the Community Investments Group of Fannie Mae’s Housing and Community Development Division. He was also the chief administrative officer for business development for Prince George’s County. Nichols must be confirmed by the Maryland Senate.

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker nominated Artis Hampshire-Cowan, senior vice president of Howard University, as the alternate board member for the county. Her nomination much be confirmed by the County Council.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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