Joanne Throwe was appointed Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources in October 2015. In this role, she manages the day-to-day operations and executes the direction and vision of the department.
Joanne brings 25 years of environmental and natural resources experience at the state and federal level. Most recently, she served as the director of the University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center, where she provided technical assistance on financing issues related to environmental protection activities.
Prior to her work at the Environmental Finance Center, Joanne held leadership roles at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Cooperative Research and Extension Services, and the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. She also served 2 years in the Peace Corps, stationed in the South Pacific.
Joanne lives in Anne Arundel County.