[photo, Shari T. Wilson, Maryland Secretary of the Environment] SHARI T. WILSON
Secretary of the Environment, 2007-10
Acting Secretary of the Environment, 2007

Secretary of the Environment, March 15, 2007 to December 6, 2010. Resigned December 6, 2010. Acting Secretary of the Environment, January 17 to March 15, 2007. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2007-10; Base Realignment and Closure Subcabinet, 2007-10; Governor's Council on the Chesapeake Bay (Governor's Chesapeake Bay Cabinet), 2007-10; Governor's Subcabinet for International Affairs, 2007-10; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2007-10; BayStat Subcabinet, 2008-10. Chair, Interstate Air Quality Council, 2007, 2009; Asbestos Oversight Committee, 2007-10; Climate Change Commission, 2007-10.

Member, Task Force on Minority Participation in the Environmental Community, 2007; Task Force on Renewable Alternative Fuels, 2007; 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; Governor's Intergovernmental Commission for Agriculture, 2007-10; Appalachian States Low-Level Radioactive Waste Commission, 2007-10 (vice-chair, 2008-10); Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee, 2007-10; Chesapeake Bay Trust, 2007-10; Maryland Clean Car and Energy Policy Task Force, 2007-10; Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays, 2007-10; Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, 2007-10; Maryland Green Building Council, 2007-10; Task Force on the Future for Growth and Development in Maryland, 2007-10; Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, 2007-10; Maryland Military Installation Council, 2007-10; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2007-10; Ozone Transport Commission, 2007-10 (chair, 2009-10); Pesticide Advisory Committee, 2007-10; Renewable Fuels Incentive Board, 2007-10; Scenic and Wild Rivers Review Board, 2007-10; State Soil Conservation Committee, 2007-10. Member, Climate, Energy and Environment Policy Committee, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 2009-10; Maryland Green Jobs and Industry Task Force, 2010; Maryland Green Purchasing Committee, 2010; Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission, 2010.

Member, Panel on Informing Effective Decisions and Actions Related to Climate Change, Committee on America's Climate Choices, National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, 2008-.

Committee Staff, Ways and Means Committee, House of Delegates, 1988. Assistant Attorney General, 1989-93.

Member, Governor's Commission on Service, 1993-98.

Director, Policy Management, Department of the Environment, 1996-2003 (administrator, brownfields redevelopment, 1996-97; program manager, environmental restoration & redevelopment, 1997-99; smart growth coordinator, 1999-2002).

Chief, Research and Strategic Planning Division, Department of Planning, Baltimore City, 2004-05. Chief Solicitor, Land Use Division, Department of Law, Baltimore City, 2004-07.

Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2014-.

Born in 1961. University of Richmond, B.A. (political science), 1983; University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1987; University of Virginia, M.A. (marine affairs), 1990. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1987. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (past chair, environmental law section). Volunteer coordinator, Volunteer Maryland, 1993. Maryland Program Director, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, 1994-96. Chair, Holiday Party for Children Residing in Homeless Shelters, Baltimore City Bar Association, 1991-92. Brownfields Council, Baltimore City, 1995. German Marshall Fund Fellow in Transportation and Land Use, 2000. Adjunct instructor, Whiting School of Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, 2004-. Maryland Public Policy Conflict Resolution Fellow, Center for Dispute Resolution, University of Maryland School of Law, 2008. Advisory Board, Center for Hazardous Substances, The Johns Hopkins University. Advisory Council, Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology. Board of Directors, Community Law Center, Inc. (past vice-chair). President, Board of Directors, NeighborSpace of Baltimore County, Inc. Admiral of the Chesapeake, Office of the Governor, 2010.

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