Joanne Throwe is the President of Throwe Environmental, LLC. Joanne was Deputy Secretary for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources from 2015 through 2019 where she served to protect, preserve, and restore Maryland’s public lands and waterways. Prior to that, Joanne was Director of the University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center for the Mid-Atlantic region where she worked helping communities finance stormwater, green infrastructure, and other environmental improvements. She also spent several years working at USDA and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Solomon Islands. Joanne currently chairs US EPA’s Environmental Financial Advisory Board that is responsible for providing innovative financing recommendations to the Administrator of US EPA. Joanne resides in both Annapolis, Maryland and Bristol, Rhode Island.