Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2015-; Commerce Subcabinet, 2015-; Governor's Subcabinet for International Affairs, 2015-; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2015-. Chair, Asbestos Oversight Committee, 2015-; Governor's Council on the Chesapeake Bay (Governor's Chesapeake Bay Cabinet), 2015-. Vice-Chair, State Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council, 2015-. Member, Governor's Intergovernmental Commission for Agriculture, 2015-; Animal Waste Technology Fund Advisory Committee, 2015-; Baltimore Regional Transportation Board, 2015-; Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee, 2015-; Chesapeake Bay Trust, 2015-; Climate, Energy and Environment Policy Committee, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 2015-; Climate Change Commission, 2015-16; Coast Smart Council, 2015-; Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays, 2015-; Task Force on the Disposition of the Crownsville Hospital Center Property, 2015-16; Executive Committee for Dredged Material Management Plans, 2015-; Maryland Economic Development Commission, 2015; Maryland Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council, 2015-; Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, 2015-; Maryland Green Building Council, 2015-; Maryland Green Purchasing Committee, 2015-; Invasive Plants Advisory Committee, 2015-; Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, 2015-17; Maryland Military Installation Council, 2015-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2015-17; Task Force to Study the Impact of Ocean Acidification on State Waters, 2015; Council on Open Data, 2015-; Pesticide Advisory Committee, 2015-; Maryland Pesticide Reporting and Information Work Group, 2015; Phosphorus Management Tool Transition Advisory Committee, 2015-; Renewable Fuels Incentive Board, 2015-; Scenic and Wild Rivers Review Board, 2015-; State Soil Conservation Committee, 2015-; Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 2015- (chair, 2016-17); Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission, 2015-. Chair, Commission on Climate Change, 2016-; Ozone Transport Commission, 2017- (member, 2015-). Member, Project Green Classrooms Initiative, 2017-; Work Group on Health in All Policies, 2017-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs, 2017-. Chair, Principals' Staff Committee, Chesapeake Executive Council, 2017-.
Counsel, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, 2000-02 (environmental counsel & staff director to committees of U.S. House of Representatives, including science committee, 1985-2000). Assistant Administrator for Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2004-08 (deputy assistant administrator, 2002-04).
Director, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, 2009-10.
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, 1961. Wake Forest University, B.A. (english), 1982; Emory University Law School, J.D., 1985; George Washington University School of Law, LL.M. (environmental law), 1993. Adjunct faculty (environmental law), George Washington University School of Law, 1994-2004. President, Board of Directors, U.S. Water Alliance (formerly Clean Water America Alliance), 2010-15. Member, Water Science and Technology Board, National Academy of Sciences, 2011-. Co-Chair, Overarching Policy Committee, Solutions from the Land, 2011-. Past member, Board of Directors, River of Words. William K. Reilly Environmental Leadership Award, Center for Environmental Policy, American University, 2015. Married; two children.
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