Ben Grumbles

Maryland Department of the Environment

Ben Grumbles headshot

Ben Grumbles is Maryland’s Secretary of the Environment. He was appointed by Governor Larry Hogan and confirmed by the Maryland Senate in 2015. His duties also include serving as Chair of the Governor’s Chesapeake Bay Cabinet and the Maryland Climate Change Commission and Vice-Chair of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Ben has served previously as President of the U.S. Water Alliance, EPA Assistant Administrator for Water, Director of Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, and senior staffer and counsel for the Transportation and Infrastructure and Science Committees in the U.S Congress.