Thursday, January 11, 2007

Shari Wilson Nominated to be MD Environment Secretary

Update: Sworn in on March 15, 2007 (More)

Governor Martin O'Malley has nominated Shari Wilson to be the Secretary of the Maryland Department of the Environment. Since 2004, Wilson, 45, has been a chief solicitor for the Land Use Division of the Baltimore City Department of Law and represents the city in environmental, land use, and zoning cases, and has served as a Division Chief in the Baltimore City Department of Planning. She is an environmental law attorney and is currently an Adjunct Instructor at the Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering.

Previously, She served for seven years as a high-ranking official in for Governor Paris N. Glendening's MDE, working as director of policy management, coordinator of Smart Growth programs and administrator of projects to redevelop contaminated industrial sites. Wilson was Director of Policy Management at the MDE, Program Director for the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, and an Assistant Attorney General focusing on civil enforcement and cost recovery in environmental pollution cases. Wilson has received degrees from the University of Richmond, the University of Virginia, and the University of Baltimore School of Law.

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