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In full transparency, the following is a press release submitted to SOURCE media from the Healey-Driscoll team.


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BOSTON – Massachusetts Governor-elect Maura Healey and Lieutenant Governor-elect Driscoll today, December 29, announced that they will appoint Paige Scott Reed as Chief Legal Counsel.

Scott Reed is currently a Partner at Prince Lobel Tye LLP.

She will be the first Black woman appointed to the position in Massachusetts history. 

“Lieutenant Governor-elect Driscoll and I are thrilled to welcome Paige Scott Reed to the team and congratulate her on this historic, well-earned accomplishment,” said Governor-elect Healey. “She is an experienced, successful attorney who has a deep knowledge of state government and a record of forming public-private partnerships to get things done.”

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“I’m deeply honored for the opportunity to join this historic administration and to serve the people of Massachusetts,” said Scott Reed. “The Governor-elect and Lieutenant Governor-elect and I share a commitment to protecting people’s rights, centering equity in all that we do and moving Massachusetts forward. I’m excited to build a team that will lead on our values and deliver results.”

Paige Scott Reed is an experienced transportation and employment attorney with more than 20 years’ experience. She previously worked as general counsel for the Mass. Department of Transportation and the MBTA and also served as Corporate Secretary and General Counsel to the Boston 2024 Partnership for the city’s Olympic bid.

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Scott Reed has deep experience as a trusted advisor to public officials. She has assisted government and private organizations, CEOs and Boards of Directors with commercial contracts, development transactions and public projects. She was instrumental in procuring a new operator for the MBTA’s commuter rail, forming a public-private partnership to redevelop Back Bay Station, implementing the MBTA’s Construction Manager/General Contractor project delivery approach, and securing $1 billion in federal funding for the Green Line Extension project. Working with the FAA, NASA, and the Volpe Transportation Center, and with leadership from the MassDOT Aeronautics Administrator, Scott Reed has helped to build one of the nation’s leading programs for the integration of next-generation aviation technologies, addressing the possibilities and challenges of far-reaching concepts like neighborhood package delivery by drone or the advent of flying cars.

Scott Reed received her A.B. from Harvard College and her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was an Executive Editor of the Harvard Law Review.

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