[photo, Jane T. Nishida, Maryland Secretary of the Environment] JANE TOSHIKO NISHIDA, Esq.
Secretary of the Environment, 1995-2002

Secretary of the Environment, March 27, 1995 to April 26, 2002. Resigned April 26, 2002. Member, Lead Hazard Advisory Committee, 1995-96; Governor's Executive Council, 1995-2002; Governor's Council on the Chesapeake Bay, 1995-2002; Implementation Committee of the Chesapeake Executive Council, 1995-2002; Chesapeake Bay Trust, 1995-2002; State Council on Cancer Control, 1995-2002; Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, 1995-2002; Governor's Pesticide Council, 1995-2002; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 1995-2002; Scenic and Wild Rivers Review Board, 1995-2002; State Soil Conservation Committee, 1995-2002; Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 1995-2002. Chair, Asbestos Oversight Committee, 1995-2002. Vice-Chair, Appalachian States Low-Level Radioactive Waste Commission, 1995-2002. Member, Environmental Council of the States, 1995-2002 (chair, growth management work group); Governor's Flood Mitigation Task Force for Western Maryland, 1996-2002; Task Force to Study Retail Electric Competition and the Restructuring of the Electric Utility Industry, 1997-98.

Member, Federal Advisory Committee on Total Maximum Daily Loads [calculations for watersheds], 1998; Federal Title VI Implementation Advisory Committee, 1998-99; Federal Clean Air Act Advisory Committee.

Member, Smart Growth and Neighborhood Conservation Subcabinet, 1998-2001; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2001-02; Western Maryland Economic Development Task Force, 1998-2002. Co-Chair, Interagency Nutrient Reduction Oversight Committee, 1998-2002. Chair, Drought Emergency Coordinating Committee, 1999. Member, Shore Erosion Task Force, 1999-2000; Task Force on Regulatory Reform, 1999-2001. Chair, Oil Spill Prevention Advisory Committee, 2000. Member, Task Force on the Environmental Effects of Methyl Tertiary-Butyl Ether (MTBE), 2000-01. Chair, Ozone Transport Commission, 2000-01 (member, 1995-2002). Vice-Chair, State Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council, 2000-02. Member, Task Force on Energy Conservation and Efficiency in Maryland, 2001; Executive Committee for Dredged Material Management Plans, 2001-02; Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, 2001-02; Maryland Green Buildings Council, 2001-02; Task Force on Indoor Air Quality, 2001-02; Task Force on Upgrading Sewerage Systems, 2001-02. Former board member, World Trade Center Institute.

Member, Environment and Natural Resources Work Group, Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2006-07. Chair, Governor's Commission on Asian-Pacific American Affairs, 2007-14.

Director, Office of Regional and Bilateral Affairs, 2011-13. Acting Assistant for International Affairs and Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for International Affairs, 2013-15. Member, Scientific and Policy Committee, International Center for Environmental Management of Enclosed Coastal Seas, 2013-. Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of International and Tribal Affairs, 2015-.

Counsel to Environmental Matters Committee of House of Delegates, 1981-83. Counsel to Economic Affairs Committee of State Senate, 1983-84.

Assistant Legislative Officer, 1984-88, and Deputy Legislative Officer, 1988-91, Governor's Legislative Office.

Born in Bethesda, Maryland, April 26, 1955. Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon, B.A. (international relations), 1977; Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1980. Law clerk, American Academy of Judicial Education, 1979; Federal Judicial Center, 1979-80. Executive Director, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 1991-95. Senior Policy Adviser, PADCO, Planning and Development Collaborative International, 2002-04. Senior Environmental Institution Specialist, World Bank, 2005-11. Board of Directors, Center for Clean Air Policy; Environmental Law Institute; 1000 Friends of Maryland, 2005. Distinguished Alumna Award, Lewis and Clark College, 2003. Board of Directors (executive committee), National Japanese-American Memorial Foundation, 2009.

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