ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O’Malley’s deputy chief of staff is leaving the administration for a job with The CollegeBound Foundation in Baltimore.

The foundation announced Wednesday that Catherine Motz will be its new executive director. She’ll start her new job in January. The group seeks to increase the number of Baltimore City public high school graduates who attend and graduate from college.

Motz has worked in O’Malley’s administration for seven years. She worked as deputy legal counsel to the Democratic governor before becoming deputy chief of staff.

Several top aides have left the administration over the last year. O’Malley is term-limited, and his second and final term ends in January 2015.

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