Richard J. Reinhardt II, J.D.
Richard J. Reinhardt II, J.D., joined the Maryland Chamber of Commerce as its director of government affairs in September 2016. Prior to coming to the Maryland Chamber, Richard served as director of government and community relations for Towson University. In that position, he coordinated government relations strategies with relevant stakeholders and advocated for the university’s legislative initiatives and capital priorities to local, state and congressional representatives. He organized and oversaw events and activities aimed at supporting the university’s government relations goals, and developed a broad spectrum of materials (talking points, legislative summaries, testimony reports, letters, fact sheets) in support of the university’s government relations agenda.
Prior to his position with Towson University, Reinhardt served as chief of staff for State Senator J.B. Jennings. There, he aided in drafting legislative concepts, prepared committee testimony on office and caucus legislative priorities, provided detailed policy briefings and analysis along with researching and analyzing legislative and budgetary policies. Before working for Senator Jennings, Reinhardt was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Robert N. Dugan.
Reinhardt leverages all of that knowledge advocating on behalf of the Maryland business community to grow jobs and make Maryland more competitive.
Reinhardt earned his Bachelor of Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He went on to earn his law degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School located in Lansing, Michigan.