Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Department of Natural Resources Secretary HeadshotJeannie Haddaway-Riccio, 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’s Maryland-DC Office.

From 2004 to 2014, she served in the Maryland House of Delegates where she worked on a variety of issues including economic and environmental policies.

In 2014, she joined the Hogan Administration serving most recently as Deputy Chief of Staff, advising on issues related to natural resources, agriculture, energy, environment and labor.

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