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Jamey Tesler has been named secretary of transportation and chief executive officer of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).
Tesler has served as acting secretary since January, when former Secretary Stephanie Pollack was appointed deputy administrator of the Federal Highway Administration under President Joe Biden's administration.
Tesler previously served as the state's registrar of motor vehicles. He has many years of experience in Massachusetts government, including as general counsel to the state treasurer and deputy legal counsel in the governor's office.
Tesler also served stints as deputy general counsel for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, assistant secretary for procurement and contract management and chief operating officer at MassDOT.
"Jamey Tesler is a dynamic leader, and with several years of experience in senior roles in the transportation sector, he and the team at the department are ready to advance the important work underway across [our] transportation systems," said Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker in a news release.