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Press Release Governor Baker Nominates Gloriann Moroney from Canton to the Parole Board

For immediate release:
1/02/2019
  • Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito
  • Judicial Nominating Commission
  • Governor's Press Office

Media Contact for Governor Baker Nominates Gloriann Moroney from Canton to the Parole Board

Brendan Moss, Press Secretary, Governor's Office

Press Release

BOSTONToday, Governor Charlie Baker nominated Gloriann Moroney to the Parole Board. Attorney Moroney has 14 years of experience as Assistant District Attorney in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office and two years of experience with the Massachusetts Parole Board as General Counsel and most recently as the Executive Director.

“Attorney Moroney’s experience in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office and leadership roles with the Massachusetts Parole Board have prepared her well for a position on the Board,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “I am pleased to submit her nomination to the Governor’s Council for their advice and consent.”

“Attorney Moroney’s experience throughout the Commonwealth as an attorney in the public sector will bring valuable insight to the Board and those appearing before it,”said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito.

The Massachusetts Parole Board resides within the Executive Office of Public Safety and is authorized to grant paroles and supervise parolees. The seven members of the Parole Board are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Governor’s Council. Members are appointed for five year terms or to fill the unexpired term of a prior member. Board members serve on a full time basis. The Governor designates one member of the Board as the Chairman, who acts as the executive and administrative head of the Board.

For more information about the Parole Board, please visit:https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-parole-board

Judicial nominations are subject to the advice and consent of the Governor’s Council. Applicants for judicial openings are reviewed by the Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) and recommended to the governor. Governor Baker established the JNC in February 2015 pursuant to Executive Order 558, a non-partisan, non-political Commission composed of volunteers from a cross-section of the Commonwealth's diverse population to screen judicial applications. Twenty-one members were later appointed to the JNC in April 2015.

About Gloriann Moroney:

Gloriann Moroney is General Counsel of the Massachusetts Parole Board, where she has also held the position of Executive Director since July 2018. She oversees the management of all aspects of the agency and serves as the primary liaison to all state, county and municipal agencies. Attorney Moroney started her legal career as Assistant District Attorney in the Dorchester Division of the Boston Municipal Court within the Domestic Violence Court, where she prosecuted over 30 jury trials from 2002-2005. From 2006-2012, Attorney Moroney served as Assistant District Attorney in the Superior Court’s Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Unit. In 2012, Attorney Moroney became Chief of the Child Protection Unit as Assistant District Attorney in the Superior Court where she supervised Assistant District Attorneys and Victim Witness Advocates in the investigation and prosecution of child physical and sexual abuse cases. In that role, she was responsible for training law enforcement officers, Superior and District Court Assistant District Attorneys and Department of Children and Families personnel on investigating child abuse cases. Attorney Moroney earned her B.A. in Legal Studies from the University of Massachusetts in 1994 and her juris doctor from the New England School of Law in 2001.

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Media Contact for Governor Baker Nominates Gloriann Moroney from Canton to the Parole Board

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