Kristen Lepore was sworn in as Secretary of the Executive Office for Administration and Finance under Governor Charlie Baker in January 2015. In her role, Secretary Lepore is in charge of formulating the governor’s budget plan, providing guidance on the economy, and implementing state government’s operating and capital budgets. She also manages the state's administrative agencies, including revenue collection, information technology, human resources, procurement, and state facilities.
She was previously Vice President of Government Affairs at Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM). As Vice President, she was responsible for AIM’s health care agenda and advocated for policies to lower the cost of health care in Massachusetts. She also worked on education and workforce development issues on behalf of the association.
Immediately prior to joining AIM, she served as Policy Director on Charlie Baker’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign. In addition, she was appointed by President Bush to serve as the New England regional representative for the U.S. Department of Education where she advocated the President’s education agenda. Prior to her federal appointment, she served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Paul Cellucci; Director of Fiscal Policy for the Executive Office for Administration and Finance and Assistant Executive Director of the Massachusetts Port Authority.
Kristen holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Suffolk University and a master’s degree in public administration from Suffolk’s Sawyer School of Management.