From the press release,
The director is appointed by the governor, and serves as the chief executive officer and chairman of a nine member Board of Directors. MES is a self-supporting, non-profit public corporation that provides services to government and private sector clients, including dredged material management, water and wastewater treatment, recycling, hazardous materials cleanup, storm water services, and renewable energy.
“I can think of no one better suited to lead an innovative organization like Maryland Environmental Service than Roy McGrath,” said Governor Hogan. “Roy’s business acumen, deep policy knowledge, and extensive experience in the public and private sectors will deliver tremendous results for Maryland and our great companies and governmental organizations that utilize MES’ services.”
McGrath has served in the Hogan administration since the governor’s inauguration in January 2015, first as the governor’s senior advisor and liaison to the Board of Public Works, and subsequently as deputy chief of staff focusing on state business matters and public safety. As Board of Public Works advisor, among responsibilities, he reviewed hundreds of millions of dollars in environmental projects statewide.
“I am honored and grateful to Governor Hogan for the opportunity to serve in this exciting new role, and I look forward to leading and further strengthening MES at both the governmental and private sector levels,” said McGrath. “It has been a privilege to be part of this administration and the governor’s senior leadership team, and I am committed to continuing to serve the great State of Maryland.”
McGrath takes over for Deputy Director John O’Neill, Jr. who has been serving as Acting Director of MES since the retirement of Jim Harkins in March of 2016.