DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

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[photo, Richard F. Pecora, Maryland Secretary of the Environment] RICHARD F. PECORA
Secretary of the Environment, 2002-03
Deputy Secretary of General Services, 1991-96, 1999-2002
Assistant Secretary for Operations, Department of the Environment, 1987-91

Secretary of the Environment, September 10, 2002 to February 7, 2003. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2002-03; Governor's Council on the Chesapeake Bay, 2002-03; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2002-03. Chair, Asbestos Oversight Committee, 2002-03. Member, Chesapeake Bay Trust, 2002-03; Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, 2002-03; Maryland Green Buildings Council, 2002-03; Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, 2002-03; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2002-03. Co-Chair, Interagency Nutrient Reduction Oversight Committee, 2002-03. Member, Governor's Pesticide Council, 2002-03; Scenic and Wild Rivers Review Board, 2002-03; State Soil Conservation Committee, 2002-03; Western Maryland Economic Development Task Force, 2002-03. Member, Appalachian States Low-Level Radioactive Waste Commission, 2002-03; Ozone Transport Commission, 2002-03.


Assistant Secretary for Operations, Department of the Environment, 1987-91.

Deputy Secretary of General Services, 1991-96, 1999-2002.

Assistant to Secretary of Transportation, Office of Real Estate Development, 1999, and Special Assistant for Planning and Business Development, Maryland Port Administration, 1996-99, Department of Transportation.

University of Maryland, College Park, B.S., 1967. University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1970. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1971. Attorney. Chief Attorney, Legal Aid Bureau, 1971-82. District Trial Counsel and Deputy District Counsel, Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1982-87. President, Allied Contractors, Inc., 2008. Widower; one son, two grandsons.

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