From National Journal Daily Extra AM:

Andy Smarick is the R Street Institute’s new director of civil society, education, and work. Smarick joins RSI from the American Enterprise Institute, where he was a fellow. He was most recently president of the Maryland Board of Education, and prior to that was partner at Bellwether Education Partners and New Jersey deputy education commissioner. Earlier in his career, he was COO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and an aide to former Republican Rep. Wayne Gilchrest of Maryland.