Ben H. Grumbles
Secretary of the Environment Maryland Department of the Environment
Ben Grumbles is Maryland's Secretary of the Environment. He was appointed by Governor Larry Hogan in 2015. His duties also include serving as Chair of the Governor’s Chesapeake Bay Cabinet, Chair of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Chairman of the Ozone Transport Commission and member of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission.
Ben has served as President of the U.S. Water Alliance, Director of Arizona’s Department of Environmental Quality, Federal Environmental Protection Agency Assistant Administrator for Water, and senior staffer and counsel for the Transportation and Infrastructure and Science Committees in the U.S. Congress. He’s lived, worked, and played in the Chesapeake Bay region since 1985.