For Immediate Release - June 10, 2014

Patrick Administration Announces Martin Suuberg as Undersecretary for Environment

BOSTON – Tuesday, June 10, 2014 – Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Maeve Vallely Bartlett today announced that she has appointed Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) Deputy Commissioner Martin Suuberg as Undersecretary of Environment.

“Marty has helped lead MassDEP as Deputy Commissioner with the kind of energy and vision that makes him ideal in his new role as Undersecretary,” said Secretary Bartlett. “I look forward to working with him on a wider range of issues in this next step.”

“I am humbled by this opportunity,” said Undersecretary Suuberg. “I look forward to building upon the great work that Secretary Bartlett and the Patrick Administration have created.”

Undersecretary Suuberg succeeds Secretary Bartlett, who joined Governor Patrick’s cabinet June 9. He has a long history with EEA and its agencies, most recently serving as Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Planning at MassDEP, Regional Director of MassDEP's Central Regional Office, MassDEP's General Counsel and has held other positions in the former Executive Officer of Environmental Affairs (EOEA) and Department of Environmental Management (DEM).

A resident of Shrewsbury, Suuberg earned undergraduate degrees in International Relations and Economics from Brown University, and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. He and his wife Meg are the proud parents of four children.

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