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Secretary Ben GrumblesBen Grumbles is Maryland’s Secretary of the Environment. He was nominated by Governor Larry Hogan and confirmed by the Senate in 2015. His duties include serving as Chair of the Governor’s Chesapeake Bay Cabinet and Chair of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, and member of the Ozone Transport Commission and the Susquehanna River Basin Commission. Prior to that, he was President of the U.S. Water Alliance, a Washington-based environmental nonprofit organization that educates the public on the value of water and the need for integrated and innovative solutions. Ben has served as the Presidentially-appointed, Senate-confirmed Assistant Administrator for Water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as the Senate-confirmed Director of Arizona’s Department of Environmental Quality and as Environmental Counsel and Senior Staff Member on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Science Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. He has a master’s degree in environmental law from George Washington University, a J.D. from Emory University School of Law and a bachelor's degree from Wake Forest University.



  1. Christine Nagle (8/2016)
  2. Chimere Eaton (5/2016)
  3. Bill Kamberger (4/2016)
  4. Gilbert Lookingland (3/2016)
  5. Gary Kelman (10/2015)
  6. Jarry Marshall & Dorothy Stokes-Wallace (9/2015)
  7. Peg Nemoff (8/2015)
  8. Georgia Bartrum & Missi Allen (7/2015)
  9. Laura Armstrong, MDE's Sustainability Coordinator (5/2015)
  10. Suna Yi Sariscak (3/2011)
  11. John Grace (12/2010)
  12. Steve Lang (8/2010)
  13. Abigail Pascual (1/2010)
  14. Brian Hug, Employee of the Year (12/2009)
  15. John Boris, Project Manager (1/2009)