Design and implementation of the Maryland Climate Leadership Academy is informed by a council of Maryland state and community leaders, nationally recognized experts and professional associations.

The following individuals have already named to the Academy's Advisory Council:

  • Mark Belton – Secretary, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Donald Boesch – Professor and President Emeritus, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Studies
  • David Cleaves – President/Economist, Cleaves Consulting LLC
  • Tom Day – Chief Sustainability Officer, U.S. Postal Service
  • Jason Dubow – Manager, Resource Conservation & Management, Maryland Department of Planning
  • John C. Fiastro, Jr. – Director of Government Affairs and Communications, Maryland Energy Administration
  • Matt Fleming – Director, Chesapeake & Coastal Service, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Charles Glass – Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning, Maryland Department of Transportation
  • Peter Goodwin – President, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Studies
  • Ben Grumbles – Secretary, Maryland Department of Environment
  • David Herring – Director, Climate Program Office, NOAA
  • Alice Hill – Research Fellow, Stanford Hoover Institution
  • Anthony Janetos – Director, The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, Boston University
  • Jessica Johnston – Program Director for Sustainability and Climate Change, International City & County Managers Association
  • Nancy Kopp – Treasurer, State of Maryland
  • Daniel Kreeger – Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers
  • Bruce Lesh – Director of Social Studies, Science, Stem, and Environmental Literacy, Maryland State Department of Education
  • Cooper Martin – Program Director, Sustainable Cities Institute, National League of Cities
  • Lisa McNeilly – Director of Sustainability, City of Baltimore
  • Richard Moss – Senior Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Joint Global Change Research Institute / Adjunct Professor in the Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland
  • Dan Nees – Director, Center for Global Sustainability, Maryland School of Public Policy
  • Lindene Patton – Principal, Earth & Water Law, LLC
  • Chris Pyke – Research Officer, U.S. Green Building Council
  • David Rouse – Managing Director of Research and Advisory Services, American Planning Association
  • Brian Schriner – Dean, College of Communication, Architecture and the Arts (CARTA), Florida International University
  • Brad Udall – Senior Water and Climate Research Scientist/Scholar, Colorado State University
  • Paul Wagner – Senior Ecologist & Branch Chief, Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Doug Wartzok – Provost Emeritus, Florida International University
  • RADM Jon White – CEO, Consortium for Ocean Leadership