Secretary of the Environment, March 15, 2007 to December 6, 2010. Resigned December 6, 2010. Acting Secretary of the Environment, January 17 to March 15, 2007. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2007-10; Base Realignment and Closure Subcabinet, 2007-10; Governor's Council on the Chesapeake Bay (Governor's Chesapeake Bay Cabinet), 2007-10; Governor's Subcabinet for International Affairs, 2007-10; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2007-10; BayStat Subcabinet, 2008-10. Chair, Interstate Air Quality Council, 2007, 2009; Asbestos Oversight Committee, 2007-10; Climate Change Commission, 2007-10.
Member, Panel on Informing Effective Decisions and Actions Related to Climate Change, Committee on America's Climate Choices, National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, 2008-.
Committee Staff, Ways and Means Committee, House of Delegates, 1988. Assistant Attorney General, 1989-93.
Member, Governor's Commission on Service, 1993-98.
Director, Policy Management, Department of the Environment, 1996-2003 (administrator, brownfields redevelopment, 1996-97; program manager, environmental restoration & redevelopment, 1997-99; smart growth coordinator, 1999-2002).
Chief, Research and Strategic Planning Division, Department of Planning, Baltimore City, 2004-05. Chief Solicitor, Land Use Division, Department of Law, Baltimore City, 2004-07.
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2014-.
Born in 1961. University of Richmond, B.A. (political science), 1983; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1987; University of Virginia, M.A. (marine affairs), 1990. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1987. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (past chair, environmental law section). Volunteer coordinator, Volunteer Maryland, 1993. Maryland Program Director, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, 1994-96. Chair, Holiday Party for Children Residing in Homeless Shelters, Baltimore City Bar Association, 1991-92. Brownfields Council, Baltimore City, 1995. German Marshall Fund Fellow in Transportation and Land Use, 2000. Adjunct instructor, Whiting School of Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, 2004-. Maryland Public Policy Conflict Resolution Fellow, Center for Dispute Resolution, University of Maryland School of Law, 2008. Advisory Board, Center for Hazardous Substances, The Johns Hopkins University. Advisory Council, Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology. Board of Directors, Community Law Center, Inc. (past vice-chair). President, Board of Directors, NeighborSpace of Baltimore County, Inc. Admiral of the Chesapeake, Office of the Governor, 2010.
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