The Maryland Environmental Service (MES) announced last week that Ms. Ellen Frketic has been appointed as the agency’s new Deputy Director.
MES was established by the General Assembly in 1970 to assist with the preservation, improvement, and management of the quality of air, land, water, and natural resources, and to promote the health and welfare of the citizens of the State. According to their website, MES employs over 800 teammates and operates more than 1,000 environmental projects across Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region. As a not-for-profit business unit of the state of Maryland, MES provides multi-disciplinary environmental compliance services to enhance and protect the environment through innovative solutions to the region’s most complex environmental challenges.
Ms. Frketic was selected by Agency Director, Dr. Charles C. Glass with the consent of Governor Larry Hogan. In her new role, “Ms. Frketic will share the responsibility of overall agency performance, financial stability, and strategic direction, while helping to seek new opportunities across the State” (MES).
According to a MES press release:
Ms. Frketic joined MES in 1988 as a Project Manager, and quickly moved up to Chief of the Water/Wastewater Engineering Division. She has over 40 years of experience in water and wastewater distribution, collection, treatment, and reuse. She has been responsible for planning and implementation of the Agency’s annual Capital Budget, which ranges from $10 to $20 million and includes upgrades to the State’s water and wastewater treatment, storage, and conveyance facilities. Ms. Frketic has a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University and a Professional Engineer’s license from Texas.
“I am pleased that Ms. Frketic is filling this important role at MES. Her experience and education, plus her long-standing service to the agency will be invaluable as we move forward,” said MES Director, Dr. Charles Glass, P.E. “During her time at MES, Ms. Frketic has shown strong leadership skills and the ability to manage complex environmental projects from start to finish. I look forward to working closely with her to lead the organization.”
“MES is a unique organization, which I am proud to have been a part of for more than 30 years,” said Ms. Frketic. “I am excited to be given the opportunity to assist Dr. Glass in leading the agency and continuing my work with the great partners, clients, and team members at MES,” she added.