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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker yesterday appointed Tim Sullivan to serve on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB), and current FMCB member Brian Lang to also serve on the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's (MassDOT) board.
Sullivan, who is a managing director at UBS Group AG, has nearly 30 years of experience in the public and private sectors. He previously served as MassHousing's executive director, Massachusetts' budget director and the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority's deputy chief financial officer. He also worked in the office of the Massachusetts Attorney General.
“Tim Sullivan’s knowledge of public and private finance and experience working to finance affordable housing will assist the MBTA as it works to protect essential service for transit-dependent customers and ensure that available resources are focused on meeting current and near-term demand,” said MassDOT Transportation Secretary and Chief Executive Officer Stephanie Pollack in a press release.
Lang will join MassDOT's board and continue serving on the FMCB.
Baker appointed Lang to the FMCB in 2015. He is a past president of UNITE HERE Local 26, Boston's hotel and food service union.
Sullivan replaces Brian Shortsleeve on the FMCB and Lang replaces Shortsleeve on MassDOT's board.
The FMCB oversees the finances, management and operations of the MBTA. MassDOT's board serves as the governing authority for MassDOT. Each seat on the MassDOT board is required to fulfill specific criteria so that the board has directors with expertise in transportation, finance and/or engineering.