80 Calvert Street, Room 117 
Annapolis, Maryland 21401 
Phone: 410.260.7335 
Toll Free: 877.591.7320 


80 Calvert Street, Room 117, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401

John T. Gontrum

John T. Gontrum, Esq.
Executive Secretary

Appointed by the Board of Public Works in November 2019, John Gontrum has served as Executive Secretary since January 1, 2020. Prior to appointment as Executive Secretary, Mr. Gontrum worked in the Office of the Comptroller for nine-years serving in Assistant Comptroller and Legislative Affairs Director capacities. Mr. Gontrum graduated in 2007 from Gettysburg College and received his J.D. from the University of Maryland Carey School of Law in 2011. Mr. Gontrum is a member of the Maryland Bar.​

Gabriel Gnall
Procurement Advisor

​Prior to his career with the Board of Public Works, Gabriel Gnall served as the procurement chief with the Department of Budget & Management where he conducted large-scale service procurements and developed standardized practices for diverse agencies to use. He is familiar to State procurement practitioners as the leader of the Senior Procurement Advisors' Group.
Mr. Gnall first worked as a systems engineer upon graduating from St. Vincent College in Pennsylvania. After a few years, he enrolled in the Widener University School of Law in Delaware from which he received his law degree. Mr. Gnall is a member of the Maryland Bar. He resides with his family in Davidsonville, Anne Arundel County. ​

David Bohannon
General Counsel

David Bohannon joined the Board of Public Works as General Counsel in 2017.  He brings to this position diverse experience from throughout State government, having served in procurement and contracting, legislative, operational, and litigation roles.  David is a member of the Maryland Bar, and clerked for both Judge John M. Glynn and Judge John P. Miller, of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. He graduated with his B.A. in 1999 from St. John’s College (Annapolis), his J.D. in 2005 from the University of Maryland - Baltimore, and his M.B.A in 2013 from the University of Maryland - College Park. David resides with his family in Brooklyn Park, Anne Arundel County.

William Morgante

William Morgante, PWS
Wetlands Administrator

Bill Morgante, the Maryland Wetlands Administrator since 2014, has been a wetland scientist for 22 years; before that he spent a dozen years as a landscape architect. Prior to working for the State, Bill's work in the private sector focused on wetland delineation, permitting, mitigation, and monitoring. He earned his Master of Science from the University of Massachusetts in 2000, a Professional Wetland Scientist certification in 2007, and a Bachelor's in Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon in 1981. Bill currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Society of Wetlands Scientists, where he co-chairs the Wetlands of Distinction Committee​.

Support Staff

BPW Office


Lisa Johnson - Operations Manager

Maria Heaton - Records Manager

Lisa Grigsby - Recording Secretary


Jasmine BrownAssistant Recording Secretary


Audrey Smylie
 - Wetlands Administration Associate


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