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Secretary & CEO
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Governor Charlie Baker appointed Stephanie Pollack, MassDOT Secretary and Chief Executive Officer.
Secretary Pollack leads the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, whose mission is to find better ways to meet the state’s transportation needs, serve customers, spur the Commonwealth’s economy and reduce the state’s carbon footprint.
Stephanie Pollack has worked on transportation policy, finance and equity as Associate Director for Research at the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University since 2005, where she has also served as an adjunct professor sharing her skills and experience with the next generation of public policy leaders. Stephanie has also provided over a decade of strategic consulting on transportation issues to the public and private sectors following a distinguished career at the Conservation Law Foundation in Boston. She has been active in public policy issues affecting transportation, development and sustainability nationally and locally, serving on numerous boards and advisory bodies including chairing the Transportation Advisory Committee in her hometown of Newton.
Secretary Pollack received both a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School