[photo, Horacio A. Tablada, Secretary of the Environment] HORACIO A. TABLADA
Secretary of the Environment, 2022-23

Secretary of the Environment, June 1, 2022 to January 2, 2023. Deputy Secretary of the Environment, 2015-22. Director, Land Management Administration, Department of the Environment, 2004-15.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2022-23; Governor's Council on the Chesapeake Bay (Governor's Chesapeake Bay Cabinet), 2022-23; Commerce Subcabinet, 2022-23; Governor's Subcabinet for International Affairs, 2022-23; Governor's Subcabinet on Infrastructure, 2022-23; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2022-23.

Chair, Asbestos Oversight Committee, 2022-23; Commission for the Innovation and Advancement of Carbon Markets and Sustainable Tree Plantings, 2022-23; Commission on Climate Change, 2022-23. Vice-Chair, State Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council, 2022-23. Member, Governor's Intergovernmental Commission for Agriculture, 2022-23; Animal Waste Technology Fund Advisory Committee, 2022-23; Baltimore Regional Transportation Board, 2022-23; Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee, 2022-23; Chesapeake Bay Trust, 2022-23; Climate, Energy and Environment Policy Committee, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 2022-23; Coast Smart Council, 2022-23; Complete Streets Program Regulations Work Group, 2022-23; Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays, 2022-23; Deep Creek Lake Policy and Review Board, 2022-23; Executive Committee for Dredged Material Management Plans, 2022-23; Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, 2022-23; Maryland Efficient Grant Application Council, 2022-23; Maryland Green Building Council, 2022-23; Maryland Green Purchasing Committee, 2022-23; Invasive Plants Advisory Committee, 2022-23; Maryland Military Installation Council, 2022-23; Council on Open Data, 2022-23; Ozone Transport Commission, 2022-; Pesticide Advisory Committee, 2022-23; Phosphorus Management Tool Transition Advisory Committee, 2022-23; Principals' Staff Committee, Chesapeake Executive Council, 2022-23; Project Green Classrooms Initiative, 2022-23; Renewable Fuels Incentive Board, 2022-23; Scenic and Wild Rivers Review Board, 2022-23; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs, 2022-23; State Soil Conservation Committee, 2022-23; Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 2022-23; Maryland Zero Emission Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council, 2022-23.

Director, Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability, Baltimore County, 2023-.

Member, Task Force on the Environmental Effects of Methyl Tertiary-Butyl Ether (MTBE), 2000-01. Chair, Work Group to Review and Assess Long-Term Funding Needs of State Oil Pollution Programs, 2010-12, 2013-14. Member, Lead Poisoning Prevention Study Group, 2011.

Born in Managua, Nicaragua, 1955. Attended Colegio Centro America, Managua, Nicaragua; North Carolina State University, B.S. (biological & agricultural engineering), 1979; University of Maryland, College Park, M.A. (public policy); 2002; Lancaster Bible College-Capital Seminary and Graduate School, M.Div., 2016. Board of Directors, Ground Water Protection Council, 1990-92, 2000-01. Member, Gideons International. Member, Bay Area Community Church, Annapolis, Maryland. Married; three children, four grandchildren.

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