Commissioner Mary Griffin has been an environmental professional for the past eighteen years. She previously served as Acting Deputy Commissioner for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. Prior to this role, she served as Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of Resource Protection at MassDEP, which protects inland and coastal water resources, including wetlands.
Commissioner Griffin has served as General Counsel to the Secretary of Environmental Affairs, and Boston Harbor Regional Coordinator at the Office of Coastal Zone Management. As Chief of Legal Services for the state parks system, she managed the agency's land acquisition program. The Commissioner served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Environmental Protection Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office. In the private sector, she practiced environmental law at the Boston firm of WilmerHale.
She is a graduate of Davidson College and Cornell Law School. She lives in Hingham, Massachusetts with her two sons, and is an outdoor enthusiast.