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Ben Grumbles is the Executive Director of the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS), the nonprofit association of the 50 US states’ top environmental secretaries and directors. From 2015 to May 2022, he was Secretary of the Environment for Maryland. 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 also served as President of the US Water Alliance, Director of Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, US 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 (JD), and The George Washington University Law School (LLM.).