DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

SECRETARIES

FORMER SECRETARIES


[photo, Joseph P. Gill, Maryland Secretary of Natural Resources] JOSEPH P. GILL
Secretary of Natural Resources, 2014-15
Acting Secretary of Natural Resources, 2013-14
Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources, 2010-13
Principal Counsel, Department of Natural Resources, 1996-2010

Deputy Secretary, Department of Natural Resources, 2010-13. Chair, Ecosystem Services Working Group (DNR), 2010-11.

Secretary of Natural Resources, March 7, 2014 to January 21, 2015. Acting Secretary of Natural Resources, May 21, 2013 to March 7, 2014. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2013-15; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2013-15; BayStat Subcabinet, 2013-15.


Chair, Task Force to Study Enhancing Boating and the Boating Industry in Maryland, 2013-15; Governor's Council on the Chesapeake Bay (Governor's Chesapeake Bay Cabinet), 2013-15; Cliff Erosion Steering Committee, 2013-15; Rural Legacy Board, 2013-15; Scenic and Wild Rivers Review Board, 2013-15. Co-Chair, Executive Committee for Dredged Material Management Plans, 2013-15; Maryland Partnership for Children in Nature, 2013-15. Board of Directors, Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation, 2013-15. Member, Governor's Intergovernmental Commission for Agriculture, 2013-15; Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Board, 2013-15; Animal Waste Technology Fund Advisory Committee, 2013-15; Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee, 2013-15; Blue Crab Task Force, 2013-15; Maryland Botanical Heritage Work Group, 2013-14; Chesapeake Bay Commission, 2013-15; Chesapeake Bay Trust, 2013-15; Climate Change Commission, 2013-15; Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays, 2013-15; Maryland Green Building Council, 2013-15; Maryland Green Purchasing Committee, 2013-15; Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, 2013-15; Maryland Integrated Map Executive Committee, 2013-15; Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee, 2013-15; Invasive Plants Advisory Committee, 2013-15; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2013-15; Patuxent River Commission, 2013-15; Pesticide Advisory Committee, 2013-15; Maryland Pesticide Reporting and Information Work Group, 2013-15; Potomac River Fisheries Commission, 2013-15; Rural Maryland Council, 2013-15; Seafood Marketing Advisory Committee, 2013-15; State Soil Conservation Committee, 2013-15; Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission, 2013-15; Maryland Thermal Renewable Energy Credit Task Force, 2013; Transportation Enhancements Program Executive Committee, 2013-15; Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, 2013-15. Chair, Coast Smart Council, 2014-15. Member, Task Force to Study the Impact of Ocean Acidification on State Waters, 2014-15; Council on Open Data, 2014-15.

Deputy Director, Department of the Environment, Prince George's County, 2015-.

Assistant Attorney General, Contract Litigation Unit, Office of Attorney General, 1987-92. Deputy Counsel, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 1992-95.

Born in Buffalo, New York, August 30, 1957. University of Notre Dame, A.B. (liberal studies), cum laude, 1979. Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 1982. Law clerk, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 1982-83. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1985. Attorney. Associate, McKenna, Wilkinson & Kittner, 1983-84; Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti, 1984-85; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes, 1985-87. Board of Directors, Listening Hearts Ministry, 1988-93, 2011-; The Light House, 2002-10 (director emeritus, 2012-). Co-author, Listening Hearts: Discerning Call in Community, (2011). Member, Epiphany Episcopal Church, Odenton, Maryland, 1995- (senior warden, 2013-). Admiral of the Chesapeake Bay Award, Governor of Maryland, 2015. Married; two children.

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