Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Department of Natural Resources Secretary HeadshotJeannie-Haddaway-Riccio, Acting Secretary

Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio is an Eastern Shore native, born and raised in Talbot County, Maryland. Her professional experience includes working for the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Air and Radiation Management Administration and the National Audubon Society (Maryland-DC Office). In 2014, she joined the Hogan Administration serving most recently as Deputy Chief of Staff, where she advised on issues related to agriculture, energy and the environment and natural resources.

Jeannie also served in the Maryland House of Delegates where she worked on economic and environmental as well as protecting the heritage and interests of the Eastern Shore.

Jeannie and her husband reside in Talbot County. They are avid boaters who also enjoy fishing and hunting.