DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

SECRETARIES

FORMER SECRETARIES


[photo, Robert Perciasepe, Maryland Secretary of the Environment] ROBERT PERCIASEPE
Secretary of the Environment, 1990-93
Deputy Secretary of the Environment, 1989-90
Assistant Secretary, Planning and Capital Programs, Department of the Environment, 1987-89

Secretary of the Environment, 1990 to 1993. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 1990-93; Governor's Subcabinet for Energy Management, 1991-93. Board of Trustees, Chesapeake Bay Trust, 1990-93. Chair, Asbestos Oversight Committee, 1990-93. Member, Baltimore Regional Council of Governments, 1990-93; Governor's Council on Chesapeake Bay, 1990-93; Herring Run Public Watershed Association Commission, 1990-93; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 1990-93; Governor's Pesticide Council, 1990-93; Scenic and Wild Rivers Review Board, 1990-93; State Soil Conservation Committee, 1990-93. Chair, Nutrient Re-Evaluation Committee, Chesapeake Bay Agreement, 1991. Chair, Northeast Ozone Transport Commission, 1991-93.


Deputy Secretary of the Environment, 1989-90. Member, Governor's Commission on Growth in the Chesapeake Region, 1989-91; Implementation Committee of Chesapeake Executive Council, 1989-93.

Assistant Secretary, Planning and Capital Programs, Department of the Environment, 1987-89. Member, Comittee to Study Anticipated Sewage Treatment Needs, 1987-88; Governor's Council on the Environment; Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Commission, 1987-89; Patuxent River Commission, 1987-89. Chair, Monitoring Subcommittee of Chesapeake Bay Program, 1988-89.

City Planner, 1976-80, Chief of Capital Programming, 1980-86, and Assistant Director of Planning, 1986-87, Planning Department, Baltimore City.

Assistant Administrator for Water, 1993-98, and Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation, 1998-2001, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Deputy Administrator, December 24, 2009 to August 2014, and Acting Administrator, February 19 to July 10, 2013, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Born in New Rochelle, New York, February 19, 1951. Attended Immaculate High School, Danbury, Connecticut; Cornell University, B.S. (environmental sciences), 1974; Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, M.S. (planning & public administration), 1976. Member, American Planning Association, 1976-87 (board member, Maryland Chapter, 1981-87). Board of Directors, Charles Village Civic Association. Senior Vice-President for Public Policy, 2001-04, and Chief Operating Officer, 2004-09, National Audubon Society. President, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, 2014-. Member, Advisory Committee, Export-Import Bank; National Community Advisory Council, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, National Academy of Science. Smart Growth Hero, 1000 Friends of Maryland, 2014. William K. Reilly Award for Environmental Leadership, American University, 2016. Married; two children.

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