Larry Hogan is a Maryland businessman and civic leader. He is the Founder & President of Hogan Companies, a commercial real estate brokerage firm. Hogan took leave of his business in 2003 to serve as a Cabinet Secretary in the Bob Ehrlich administration. In 2011, Hogan founded the nonpartisan grassroots organization Change Maryland. The purpose of the organization is to advocate for fiscally responsible government in Maryland. As the Chairman of Change Maryland, Hogan has conducted numerous studies on the negative economic impact of the O’Malley-Brown Administration and has emerged as one of the leading voices of opposition to the Annapolis establishment.