NOAA Leadership

Mary M. Glackin

Mary M. Glackin, Deputy Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere.

Mary M. Glackin, Deputy Under Secretary for Operations.

Mary M. Glackin has been the Deputy Under Secretary for Operations since December 2007. In this role she is responsible for the day-to-day management of NOAA’s national and international operations for oceanic and atmospheric services, research, and coastal and marine stewardship. 

Mary has worked at NOAA 33 years with nearly 20 years of senior executive level experience working in numerous NOAA line offices. She served as the acting Assistant Administrator for Weather Services and Director, National Weather Service in 2007. Before that, she was the Assistant Administrator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of Program Planning and Integration. From 1999 until 2002, she served as the Deputy Assistant Administrator for the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service of NOAA.

From 1993 to 1999, she worked as the Program Manager for the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) with the National Weather Service (NWS), NOAA. Prior to this, Ms. Glackin was both a meteorologist and computer specialist in various positions within NOAA where she was responsible for introducing improvements into NWS operations by capitalizing on new technology systems and scientific models.

She has twice received the Presidential Rank Award (2001 and 2009). She also is the recipient of the Charles Brooks Award for Outstanding Services to the American Meteorological Society, the NOAA Bronze Medal (2001), the Federal 100 Information Technology Manager Award (1999), the NOAA Administrator’s Award (1993), and the Department of Commerce Silver Medal Award (1991). She is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society and a member of the National Weather Association and the American Geophysical Union.

Ms. Glackin has a B.S. degree from the University of Maryland.