Ben Grumbles is the Executive Director at ECOS. Before holding this position, he was appointed by Governor Larry Hogan and confirmed by the State Senate as Secretary of the Maryland Department of the Environment in 2015. His duties included serving as Chair of the Governor’s Chesapeake Bay Cabinet and the Maryland Climate Change Commission and Executive Committee Member of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Grumbles has served as President of the U.S. Water Alliance, Director of Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, U.S. EPA Assistant Administrator for Water, and Senior Staff and Counsel for the Transportation and Infrastructure and Science Committees in the U.S. Congress. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University, Emory University Law School (J.D.), and The George Washington University Law School (LL.M.).