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Joanne Throwe
President

Joanne Throwe is President of Throwe Environmental, LLC and Senior Fellow at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy. She also serves as the Co-chair of the US EPA Stormwater Task Force for America’s Water Infrastructure Act and was formerly Chair of U.S. EPA’s Environmental Financial Advisory Board, which is responsible for providing innovative financing recommendations to the EPA Administrator. In 2015, she was appointed Deputy Secretary for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources where she helped lead the department from 2015 through 2019. Prior to her appointment, Joanne served as Director at the University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center, where she worked for 10 years. She also worked for several years at USDA and was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Solomon Islands. Joanne was part of the inaugural Maryland Leadership Program on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion from the University of Baltimore. Joanne received her Master’s degree from the University of Maryland School of Public Policy. She resides in both Annapolis, Maryland and Bristol, Rhode Island.

Scott Throwe
Vice President

Scott Throwe is the Vice President of Throwe Environmental, LLC. Scott worked at the United States Environmental Protection Agency for 30 years with a focus on the development, implementation, and enforcement of Clean Air Act regulations. He served as a manager and senior staff in the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance and was the national lead for the toxic air pollutant program as well as several other Clean Air Act programs including New Source Review, and the asbestos program. During his career at EPA, Scott worked extensively with primary and secondary metals, minerals, paint/coatings, and agricultural industries. Scott was also a lead staff person for the implementation of the 1990 Clear Air Act Amendments. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Solomon Islands where he worked as an agriculture extension agent for remote villages teaching agro-forestry methods to improve subsistence gardens. Scott resides in Bristol, Rhode Island.


Dan Nees
Director, Policy & Finance

Dan Nees is the Interim Executive Director of the Resilience Authority of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County and Director, Policy and Finance at Throwe Environmental. Dan is also a Senior Fellow with the Center for Global Sustainability (CGS) at the University of Maryland. Prior to his tenure at CGS, Dan was the Director of the University's Environmental Finance Center. For the past 20 years, Dan has assisted communities across the country in their efforts to finance environmental and sustainable development initiatives. His work currently focuses on developing innovative market and performance-based financing systems to reduce the cost of climate change and environmental mitigation, adaptation, and resilience at state, local, and regional levels. In addition to his work at the University of Maryland, Dan led environmental market and water quality programs at Forest Trends, a global NGO that seeks to develop market and economic solutions to global environmental problems, and at the World Resources Institute, and environmental think tank. Dan earned a BA in Economics, a Master of Environmental Policy, and a Master of Business Administration all from the University of Maryland College Park.

Kyle Gray, CC-P®
Manager, Programs & Engagement

Kyle Gray is Manager, Programs and Engagement and Internship Program Manager for Throwe Environmental. Kyle manages and oversees strategy for the company's full range of climate resilience and financing projects. Kyle is responsible for leading climate resilience planning efforts across Southeastern New England through Throwe's work as a core partner organization in the SNEP Network. Additionally, Kyle develops leadership development and asset prioritization tools for Throwe, including "The Climate Leadership Exchange Podcast" and the Planning to Action: Climate Toolkit.  Prior to his work with Throwe Environmental, Kyle served as a Congressional Campaign Coordinator, a Stormwater Infrastructure Mapping Intern, and a Congressional Intern. Kyle has a M.A in Marine Affairs, a Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Community Planning, a B.A. in Political Science and Italian, and a micro-credential in diversity and inclusion facilitation, all from the University of Rhode Island. Kyle is a certified Climate Change Professional (CC-P®) through the Association of Climate Change Officers.


Taylor Throwe
Manager, Operations & Finance

Taylor Throwe is Manager, Operations and Finance for Throwe Environmental.  Taylor is a Business Operations consultant focusing on project management, data and financial analysis, proposal writing and review, and accounting. Prior to her work with Throwe Environmental, Taylor worked as the Chief Operating Officer and Security Specialist for a government contractor managing over 30 contracts with the federal government. Taylor leads much of the company’s work as Field Support Liaison for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s (NFWF) National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF), as well as the company’s work with the Town of Bourne, MA through the SNEP Network. Taylor has a B.S. in Business Management from the University of Maryland.

Courtney Greene
Policy Analyst

Courtney Greene is a Policy Analyst for Throwe Environmental. Courtney graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Master’s in Public Administration and a focus on Policy Analysis. Prior to starting her Master’s program, Courtney completed a B.S. at URI in Health Studies with a focus on health promotion and a minor in kinesiology. During the course of her studies, Courtney has helped develop two health promotion campaigns, worked part-time for the Frank Olean Center providing services to adolescents with developmental disabilities, and served as a policy fellow on a stormwater financing report for the Southeast New England Program (SNEP) Network.

Samikshya Dhami
Climate Policy Intern

Samikshya Dhami is a Climate Policy Intern for Throwe Environmental. She supports staff across Throwe’s full range of programs including researching, analyzing, and synthesizing relevant literature on various policy issues; creating and disseminating outreach materials; and coordinating event logistics. She graduated from Smith College with a BA in Governmental Studies and Environmental Science and Policy. During the course of her undergraduate degree, she worked on multiple consulting projects with stakeholders such as the City of Northampton and Massachusetts Sierra Club. She is an incoming Masters of Regional Planning candidate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research interests exist at the intersection of climate resilience, planning, and public policy.