Office of Secretary
Department of Natural Resources
Tawes State Office Building, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401 - 2397
(410) 260-8100; fax: (410) 260-8111; tty: (410) 260-8835
Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2007-; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2007-; BayStat Subcabinet, 2008-. Chair, Governor's Council on the Chesapeake Bay (Governor's Chesapeake Bay Cabinet), 2007-; Rural Legacy Board, 2007-; Scenic and Wild Rivers Review Board, 2007-. Co-Chair, Baltimore Washington Partners for Forest Stewardship, 2007-; Executive Committee for Dredged Material Management Plans, 2007-. Member, Governor's Intergovernmental Commission for Agriculture, 2007-; Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Board, 2007-; Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee, 2007-; Blue Crab Task Force, 2007-; Chesapeake Bay Commission, 2007-; Chesapeake Bay Trust, 2007-; Maryland Clean Car and Energy Policy Task Force, 2007-; Climate Change Commission, 2007- (chair, adaptation & response working group, 2007-); Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays, 2007-; Maryland Green Building Council, 2007-; Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, 2007-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2007-; Task Force on Minority Participation in the Environmental Community, 2007; Patuxent River Commission, 2007-; Pesticide Advisory Committee, 2007-; Potomac River Fisheries Commission, 2007-; Rural Maryland Council, 2007-; Seafood Marketing Advisory Committee, 2007-; State Soil Conservation Committee, 2007-; Transportation Enhancements Program Executive Committee, 2007-; Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, 2007-. Board of Directors, Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation, 2007-. Co-Chair, Maryland Partnership for Children in Nature, 2008-. Member, All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety Task Force, 2008-09; Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee, 2008-.
Member, Task Force to Study the Boating Industry in Maryland, 2007-08; Advisory Committee on the Management and Protection of the State's Water Resources (2005), 2007-08; Working Waterfront Commission, 2007-08.
Committee Staff Director, Prince George's County Council, 1972-78 (director of legislative & budgetary affairs for standing committee).
Executive Assistant, Office of the Governor, 1979-83.
Member, Governor's Executive Council, 1995-99; Chesapeake Bay Commission, 1995-99; Chesapeake Bay Trust, 1995-99; Maryland Civil War Heritage Commission, 1995-99; Governor's Executive Committee on Drunk and Drugged Driving, 1995; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 1995-99; Governor's Pesticide Council, 1995-99; Seafood Marketing Advisory Committee, 1995-99; Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism (formerly Governor's Commission on Service), 1995-99; State Soil Conservation Committee, 1995-99; Transportation Enhancements Program Executive Committee, 1995-99. Chair, Governor's Council on the Chesapeake Bay, 1995-99; Scenic and Wild Rivers Review Board, 1995-99. Co-Chair, Maryland Greenways Commission, 1995-99. Member, Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, 1996-99; Smart Growth and Neighborhood Conservation Subcabinet, 1998-99.
General Manager, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, 1999-2004.
Co-Chair, Environment and Natural Resources Work Group, Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2006-07.
Born in Rochester, New York, April 25, 1946. Niagara University, B.A. (psychology & sociology), 1969; The Catholic University of America, M.A. (social work), 1972. Associate Vice-President and Regional Manager for Maryland and Virginia, Buchart-Horn, Inc., 2005-07. Vice-President, Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology (advisory council). Chair, Scenic Maryland. Board of Directors, Annapolis Community Foundation. Distinguished Service Award, Maryland Municipal League, 1982; Distinguished Service Award, National Governors' Association, 1984. Conservation Leadership Award, Conservation Fund, 1998. Conservationist of the Year, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 1998, 1999. Married; five children.
July 1, 2009
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