Mary Beth Tung, Ph.D., Esq., was named by
Governor Hogan as the Director of the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) on
May 17, 2016.
Director of the MEA, Dr. Tung works to ensure that Maryland’s energy portfolio
benefits Maryland residents, businesses and local government organizations by
improving the effective use of all of energy resources available in the state.
Dr. Tung oversees nearly 30 energy related programs including grants that
benefit low-to-moderate income families, commercial and industrial entities,
and residential. These programs also promote expansion of renewable energy and
promotion of energy efficiency for businesses and nonprofit organizations.
as a conduit for public and private energy partnerships, Dr. Tung helps to
leverage state resources with private and commercial investments across a
variety of energy areas such as solar energy canopies, bio-fuel projects, data
center energy efficiency upgrades, combined heat installations, power
collaborations, and more.
at a variety of conferences, Dr. Tung serves as a spokesperson for Maryland,
representing the state at energy innovation conferences such as Light City
Energy Innovation, Microgrid 2.0, the Mid-Atlantic Bioenergy Conference, and
Wind Europe. She is Governor Hogan’s Alternate on the Southern States’ Energy
Board, a Commissioner on the Maryland Climate Change Commission, a member of
the Maryland Clean Energy Board and the University of Maryland Energy
Innovation Institute Board, a member of the Maryland Smart Growth Sub-Cabinet,
a member of the TEDCO Maryland Innovation Initiative that provides seed money
for new technology companies, and former Chair of the Appalachian States Low
Level Radiation Waste Compact.
Dr. Tung served as Deputy Secretary of Operations at the Maryland Department of
the Environment (MDE). In her role at MDE, she managed, human resources, information
technology, budget and procurement, and oversaw the facilities management
functions of the agency. Mary Beth also helped to develop innovative solutions
for the department to work more efficiently, and lead the Department in
Emergency Preparedness and Radiation Health efforts. She also oversaw the move
of MEA to the MDE Baltimore headquarters and helped to coordinate energy
programs statewide to assist MDE reach its environmental goals.
Dr. Tung worked as a patent attorney practiced business and
intellectual property law, government contract law. Previously, she was a
registered patent agent specializing in biotechnology and was a biotech patent
examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office and was an assistant
professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Mary Beth earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the
University of Cincinnati, a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from Wright State
University a Postdoctoral Associate in pharmacology and virology at the Yale
University School of Medicine and received her J.D. from the University of Maryland
Francis King Carey School of Law. She is a member of the Maryland bar.
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