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Media Contact for Governor Baker Appoints Worcester County Sheriff to Massport Board
Brendan Moss, Press Secretary, Governor's Office
BOSTON — Governor Charlie Baker today announced the appointment of Worcester County Sheriff Lewis G. Evangelidis to the seven-member Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) Board of Directors. Evangelidis will be appointed to the seat currently held by Kurt N. Schwartz, who is serving as the Undersecretary for Homeland Security and Emergency Management in the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS).
“Sheriff Evangelidis is a trusted member of law enforcement who has dedicated his career to improving public safety and keeping our communities safe,” said Governor Baker. “I am pleased to appoint him to the Massport Board to serve the Commonwealth in this capacity. I would also like to thank Kurt Schwartz for his efforts at this post and look forward to his continued support heading up operations at MEMA.”
“Director Schwartz lent his wealth of knowledge, savvy, and impressive background in public safety to Massport, whose top priority has always been safety and security,” said Massport CEO Thomas P. Glynn. “We were very fortunate to have him on the Board to help us maintain and enhance our national reputation for excellence in protecting the people who use our facilities. We are looking forward to Sheriff Evangelidis continuing these efforts while bringing a new perspective to the Board.”
“I am honored to have been named by Governor Baker to serve on the Massachusetts Port Authority Board of Directors,” said Worcester County Sheriff Lewis G. Evangelidis. “Transportation is a vital economic component of our region and I look forward to working with all the members of the Board including Chairman Angelini to assist the Governor in his vision to improve transportation services across the commonwealth including Worcester Regional Airport.”
Evangelidis received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1983 and received his Juris Doctorate from the Temple University School of Law in 1987. Evangelidis was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2002 and served the 1st District of Worcester for eight years. He was elected Sheriff of Worcester County and has served since January of 2011.
Prior to elected service in Massachusetts, Evangelidis served as an Assistant State Prosecutor in Miami-Dade County, Florida, was an Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk County and worked at the law firm of Pellegrini and Seeley from 2000 through 2010.
The Massachusetts Port Authority Board is a seven-member group that oversees Massport, a financially independent authority which owns and operates Boston Logan International Airport, the public container and cruise terminals in the Port of Boston, Hanscom Field, Worcester Regional Airport as well as real estate holdings and public parks in South Boston and East Boston. Board members are not paid for their service.