For Immediate Release - June 18, 2013

Secretary Sullivan Announces Maeve Vallely Bartlett as Environment Undersecretary

BOSTON – Tuesday, June 18, 2013 – Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Rick Sullivan today announced he has appointed Maeve Vallely Bartlett as EEA’s Environment Undersecretary. Bartlett currently serves as director of the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office.

“Maeve has been a tremendous asset to our team as MEPA Director and I look forward to working with her on a broader range of issues in her new role as Undersecretary,” said Secretary Sullivan.

Bartlett succeeds former Undersecretary Philip Griffiths, who left EEA to lead the Boston Harbor Island Alliance in May. With more than 20 years experience in the environmental field, Bartlett’s previous environmental positions within the Commonwealth include serving as Assistant Secretary for Transportation Planning, Assistant General Manager for Environmental Compliance at the MBTA and former General Counsel at EEA.

Bartlett has also served as Senior Enforcement Council at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

A resident of Newton, Bartlett earned an undergraduate degree in English Literature from Wheaton College, and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.

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