[photo, J. Charles Fox, Maryland Secretary of Natural Resources] J. CHARLES (CHUCK) FOX
Secretary of Natural Resources, 2001-03

Secretary of Natural Resources, September 5, 2001 to January 15, 2003.

Assistant Secretary for Policy Coordination, Department of the Environment, 1995-97.

Associate Administrator, Office of Reinvention, 1997-98, and Assistant Administrator for Water, 1998-2001, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (special assistant, 1993; chief of staff, Office of Water, 1994-95). Senior Adviser to Chesapeake Bay Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2009-10.

Chair, Governor's Council on the Chesapeake Bay, 2001-03; Executive Committee for Dredged Material Management Plans, 2001-03; Rural Legacy Board, 2001-03; Scenic and Wild Rivers Review Board, 2001-03. Co-Chair, Maryland Greenways Commission, 2001-03. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2001-03; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2001-03; Chesapeake Bay Commission, 2001-03; Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Commission, 2001-03; Chesapeake Bay Trust, 2001-03; Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, 2001-03; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2001-03; Interagency Nutrient Reduction Oversight Committee, 2001-03; Governor's Pesticide Council, 2001-03; Potomac River Fisheries Commission, 2001-03; Seafood Marketing Advisory Committee, 2001-03; Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism, 2001-03; State Soil Conservation Committee, 2001-03; Transportation Enhancements Program Executive Committee, 2001-03; Task Force on the Environmental Effects of Methyl Tertiary-Butyl Ether (MTBE), 2001; Task Force on Energy Conservation and Efficiency in Maryland, 2001; Task Force on Upgrading Sewerage Systems, 2001; Task Force on Resource-Based Industry in Maryland, 2001-02; Advisory Committee on the Management and Protection of the State's Water Resources, 2002-03. Chair, Wye Oak Interagency Committee, 2002-03. Member, Task Force to Study the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, 2002-03.

Member, Environment and Natural Resources Work Group, Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2006-07; Attorney General's Environmental Advisory Council, 2007-10.

Born in Oceanside, California, August 2, 1960. Attended New York University, 1978-80; University of Wisconsin, B.S. (urban geography), 1983. Director, Chesapeake Bay Project, 1983-86, and Coastal Protection Project, 1986-88, Environmental Policy Institute. Director of Legislative Affairs, Friends of the Earth, 1988-92. Self-employed environmental consultant, 1992. Campaign director, American Rivers, 1992-93. Senior policy advisor, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 2001, 2003-. Board of Directors, Interglobal Waste Management, Inc.; Maryland League of Conservation Voters (chair, 1986). Senior Officer, Pew Environment Group of Pew Charitable Trusts, 2008.

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