has announced that former Maryland Gov. Bob Ehrlich, a longtime supporter of U.S. military veterans and their families, has joined the company’s Board of Advisors. The son of a U.S. Marine and Korean War veteran, Ehrlich has had a long and distinguished career in public service and has built a reputation as a strong supporter of the veteran and military community.
“Our Advisory Board plays an active role in support of our steadfast mission of helping veterans and their families achieve the American dream of homeownership and the financial security they deserve,” said Rob Posner, Chief Executive Officer of NewDay USA. “Gov. Ehrlich’s understanding of the legislative and regulatory process, as well as his executive leadership as governor, make him an outstanding addition to our distinguished board and to NewDay’s mission of serving veteran families.”
As Governor of Maryland from 2003 to 2007, Ehrlich served on the Maryland Veterans Home Commission and helped create the first cabinet-level Department of Disabilities in the country, for which he earned the Highest Recognition Award from the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. Gov. Ehrlich also managed the most successful military base realignment and closure strategy in the country.
Prior to serving as Governor, Ehrlich served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. As a congressman, he co-sponsored numerous pieces of legislation to improve benefits for veterans and their families, including the Military Survivor Benefits Improvement Act of 2002 and the American Dream Down Payment Act.
“During his two decades as a public servant, Gov. Ehrlich has been a tireless advocate for veterans and has led countless successful efforts to improve the quality of life for military service members and their families,” said Rear Admiral Thomas Lynch USN (Ret.), Executive Chairman of NewDay USA. “We are thrilled to bring someone of Gov. Ehrlich’s stature, experience and public service to our Board.”
Ehrlich is currently a Partner and Senior Counsel in the Government Advocacy Practice at the international law firm of King & Spalding. He is the author of four books on national politics, and has been a political columnist for the Baltimore Sun, National Review Online, and the Washington Examiner. In August 2018, Gov. Ehrlich was named to join the Investigatory Commission looking into the University of Maryland’s football program.
“I wholeheartedly support NewDay USA’s ongoing mission to help veterans, active duty military service members and their families achieve their financial goals through homeownership,” said Ehrlich. “Too often, after sacrificing everything they had in order to protect our freedoms, veterans and servicemembers have struggled to fulfill the American Dream. I look forward to working with NewDay USA’s board and the executive team to create new ways to help our underserved veteran community.”