Haddaway-Riccio Tapped To Lead DNR

Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio, a senior Hogan aide, has been named the new Secretary for Natural Resources

A very familiar face to county leaders, Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio will now lead the Department of Natural Resources. The advancement comes from her prior role as Deputy Chief of Staff under Governor Hogan. She had previously served as the Director of Intergovernmental Relations, and had continued in a high-visibility role with local governments even as she advanced within the Administration. She had formerly served as a Delegate in the Maryland House, and ran for Lt. Governor on the ticket with former Harford County Executive David Craig.

From coverage on MyEasternShoreMD.com:

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio as the state’s next secretary of natural resources Friday, Jan. 18.

Haddaway-Riccio currently serves as a deputy chief of staff in the governor’s office, where she advises on environmental issues.

“Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio has been a strong member of my executive team since day one and has a proven track record of working to protect Maryland’s environment,” Hogan said. “I know that Jeannie will be instrumental in ensuring that we continue to build on our incredible progress in preserving our state’s precious natural resources.”

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties