ANNAPOLIS (January 31, 2003) - Governor Ehrlich today named Lynn Buhl as his designee for the Secretary of Environment and Kendl P. Philbrick as Deputy Secretary of Environment.
Lynn Y. Buhl, 47, has been named Secretary of Environment. Buhl is the former Director of Southeast Offices for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. In her capacity as a director, Buhl was responsible for the oversight of two district offices, as well as the coordination of department activities, projects and initiatives. She also served as a liaison to local government officials to ensure uniformity at all levels of the department.
Buhl served as the Senior Staff Counsel for Environmental Legal Affairs for the Chrysler Corporation from 1988-1999. Her major accomplishments included participation in several brownfield projects involving the deactivation and demolition of obsolete plants, as well as the development of these facilities in significant urban locations. Chrysler Corporation was regarded as a national leader in brownfield redevelopment much to Buhl’s credit. As a result, Buhl was identified by Environmental Law Institute as a “Person to Know” in the environmental field.
“Lynn Buhl is a business savvy lawyer and environmentalist who will effectively strike a careful balance between a healthy environment and a healthy economy,” said Governor Ehrlich.
As incoming Secretary, Buhl priorities will include fostering a relationship between the environmental and business communities, analyzing water treatment and management, and reevaluating the current brownfield programs in Maryland.
Buhl received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Virginia in 1977 and her Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University in 1981. Buhl is a current resident of Grosse Point, Michigan, but intends to relocate to Maryland with her husband, Howard.
Kendl P. Philbrick, 60, has been named Deputy Secretary of Environment. For ten years, Philbrick served as the Executive Vice President LMC Properties, Inc. for Lockheed Martin Corporation. Previous employment includes Director of Corporate Real Estate for Colgate Palmolive Company from 1986-1992 and Director of Corporate Real Estate for American Can Company from 1980-1986. At a corporate level, Philbrick regularly worked with environmental regulators with regard to brownfield redevelopment and its relation to our economy.
“Ken Philbrick is a leader whose management experience will be a tremendous asset as we continue to strengthen our environment,” said Governor Ehrlich. “Together, Secretary Buhl and Deputy Secretary Philbrick will lead this fight,” Ehrlich added.
Philbrick received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Richmond and his MBA from the University of Chicago. Philbrick currently resides in Fallston with his wife, Cynthia.