DNR Deputy Secretary

Joanne Throwe

Deputy Secretary

Joann_Throwe.jpgJoanne 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.

Throwe 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 Enviro​nmental Finance Center, where she provided technical assistance on financing issues related to environmental protection activities.

Prior to her work at the Environmental Finance Center, Throwe held leadership roles at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Cooperative Research and Extension Services, and the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.

She graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a B.A. in Political Science and holds an M.A. in Public Policy and Private Enterprise from the University of Maryland.

Throwe resides in Anne Arundel County.