2019 Environmental Business Leadership Conference

The Four Seasons Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland
September 01, 2019
Registration Open

Adam Ortiz, Director, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection

Adam Ortiz, Director, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection

Mr. Ortiz is director of the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, a $140 million agency with 300 employees and contractors. The department oversees programs for watershed restoration, greenhouse gas reduction, renewable energy, sustainability, and environmental compliance. Prior to joining Montgomery County, Mr. Ortiz was Director of the Department of Environment for Prince George’s County from 2012 through 2018, where he oversaw stormwater management, recycling, waste management, animal services, and sustainability programs. He launched several industry-leading initiatives including the largest municipal organics composting facility in the country, a $100 million public-private partnership for green infrastructure focusing on small and local business development, and various partnerships with faith, nonprofit, and business sectors. Mr. Ortiz previously served in the Governor’s office from 2007 to 2012. From 2005 to 2011, he also served three terms as Mayor of Edmonston, Maryland. Mr. Ortiz holds a B.A. in Public Policy from Goucher College.