County Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann has named Robert N. Hockaday Jr., director of NMARC Industries, as the administration's director of governmental relations.
The contractual appointment, with an annual salary of $45,000, was approved Thursday by the county's Board of Estimates.
Hockaday had worked on Rehrmann's campaign and served as a member of Rehrmann's transition team when she took office this month.
NMARC Industries is a private, non-profit, vocational program of the Association for Retarded Citizens/Harford County. It employs 52 mentally retarded adults in subcontractor arrangements with more than 50 businesses throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area.