For Immediate Release - June 01, 2007

Governor Patrick Reappoints Perini as Commissioner of Division of Capital Asset Management, Names Dietl Human Resources Chief

Also announces departures of several agency heads

BOSTON - Friday, June 1, 2007 - Governor Deval Patrick today named Paul Dietl as the state's Chief Human Resources Officer and reappointed David Perini as Commissioner of the Division of Capital Asset Management.

Perini has been reappointed as Commissioner of the Division of Capital Asset Management, a position he has held since 2000. DCAM is the state agency responsible for major public building construction and real estate services for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He previously had worked in the private sector as president and CEO of Perini Corp., a Framingham-based general contracting firm from which he retired in 1999.

Dietl, who had been serving as acting chief human resources officer, joined the Massachusetts Division of Human Resources as deputy chief in 1998. He previously served as a deputy commissioner for the Department of Revenue, assistant secretary for the Executive Office of Consumer Affairs and assistant budget director for the Massachusetts Fiscal Affairs Division. He began his career at the Massachusetts State House as assistant budget director for the House Ways and Means Committee in 1990.

Earlier this week, Department of Mental Health Commissioner Elizabeth Childs, M.D., announced she was stepping down from the post to pursue further graduate studies and to expand her private practice; and Secretary of Elder Affairs Dr. Jennifer Davis Carey resigned to take on a new role as Director of Training and Education at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Also announced today were the departures of Alan LeBovidge, Commissioner of the Department of Revenue, Elmer Bartels, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, David Govostes, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind and Pierre Imbert, Executive Director of the Office of Refugees and Immigrants.