Press Release

BALTIMORE, MD (Jan. 31, 2006) – Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Kendl P. Philbrick is pleased to announce the appointment of George S. (Tad) Aburn as director of the agency’s Air and Radiation Management Administration. The appointment is effective Feb. 4, 2006.

“We are fortunate to have Tad lead Maryland’s air and radiation programs,” said Secretary Philbrick. “Throughout his 23-year career in public service, Tad has demonstrated tremendous knowledge and expertise in his work to reduce and control air pollution.”

Aburn comes to the position from the agency’s Air Quality Planning and Monitoring Program where he served as program manager. He was responsible for implementing a wide variety of pollution control programs required by the Clean Air Act including, State Implementation Plan (SIP) development, regulation adoption, urban airshed modeling, inventory development and air quality education and outreach.

Aburn currently chairs several committees including the Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) Multi-Pollutant Committee, the Mid-Atlantic Northeast Visibility Unions Technical Committee, the Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Council Technical Advisory Committee and the Interstate Air Quality Council.

Aburn received an Environmental Engineering degree from Brown University in 1978. He resides in Harford County with his wife Joni and three daughters.