For Immediate Release - September 17, 2008

Governor Patrick Names New Director To MBTA Board

BOSTON - Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - Governor Deval Patrick today announced the appointment of Marblehead resident Ferdinand Alvaro to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) Board of Directors. Mr. Alvaro, an accomplished businessman and attorney, will serve in the seat designated for the director with an expertise in Administration and Finance.

"Mr. Alvaro brings a wealth of business experience and understanding to the MBTA's Board of Directors," said Governor Patrick. "We welcome his contributions."

Alvaro, who received his Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School, is currently a partner at the Boston law firm Adorno and Yoss and is co-chair of the Corporate Law Department. Prior to joining Adorno and Yoss, he served as Vice President to the Commercial and General Counsel of BOC Process Systems, a major global division of The BOC Group, leading teams that closed financial transactions, acquisitions, venture capital investments, strategic alliances, and joint ventures in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Pacific Rim. Alvaro served as Chief Executive Officer of the Cantarell Nitrogen Company, a consortium of international companies organized to develop a $1 billion infrastructure project in Mexico from 1997 to 1999. Over the course of his career, Alvaro has served on the boards of directors of U.S., Chilean, Columbian, Mexican, and Venezuelan companies.

The MBTA Board is comprised of nine members from across the Commonwealth. The Board governs the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and is chaired by Secretary of Transportation Bernard Cohen. For more information about the board and its members, please click here.