Photo & press release from the Governor’s office.
BOSTON – Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker today, July 14, announced the appointment of Worcester County Sheriff Lewis G. Evangelidis to the seven-member Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) Board of Directors.
Sheriff Evangelidis was initially appointed to the Massport board in 2015 and is being re-appointed to serve a new seven-year term. Sheriff Evangelidis currently serves as the Chair of the Massport board.
“Sheriff Evangelidis has a strong record as a leader in the public safety field and has been a strong addition to the Massport board as a member and its chair,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “I am pleased to appoint him to serve a new term on the board and look forward to his continued contributions as the agency navigates continued challenges related to COVID-19 and beyond.”
“Massport continues to benefit from the leadership of its dedicated board and executive staff, and we thank Sheriff Evangelidis for serving another term as part of that team,” said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. “We have appreciated Sheriff Evangelidis bringing his perspective to the board over the past five years and look forward to his continued contributions.”
“Since 2015, it has been a great privilege to serve on the Massport Board,” said Worcester County Sheriff & Massport Chair Evangelidis. “I have enjoyed working closely with the Massport team and our fellow board members during the course of our rapid growth and now during the challenges presented by COVID-19. I appreciate Governor Baker reappointing me to serve a new term and I look forward to my continued responsibilities as its Chairman.”
“We are fortunate to have a dedicated public servant like Sheriff Evangelidis as Chairman of our Board,” said Massport CEO Lisa Wieland. “His leadership has guided Massport through periods of rapid growth and unprecedented crises, and will serve the Authority well as we plan for and manage the new normal.”
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. 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.
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. He has served on the Massport board since 2015.
Massport is governed by a 7-member Board. Five members are appointed by the Governor of Massachusetts and one is appointed by the Massachusetts Port Authority Community Advisory Committee to staggered terms of seven years each. The Secretary of Transportation and Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation serves as an ex officio member of the Board. All members serve without compensation. Board members must be residents of Massachusetts.
Massport is 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 Boston.