Mark Belton was appointed as Charles County Administrator in February 2019 and served in the same role from 2012-2014. Mr. Belton served as the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) from 2014-2019 and as the Assistant Secretary from 2003-2005. His career also includes a variety of state and local government leadership positions, including Executive Director of the Pride of Baltimore, Inc. and County Administrator for Queen Anne’s County, Maryland. Mr. Belton retired from the U.S. Navy in 2014 after a 31-year career that included 8 years of active duty and 23 years of service in the Navy Reserve. He retired with the rank of Rear Admiral.