Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Secretary Theoharides is among the newest members of the Governors Cabinet, but has been with the Baker/Polito administration since 2016 when she was appointed Director of Climate and Global Warming Solutions in EEA. In this and subsequent roles, she guided the development and implementation of the Administration’s efforts to safeguard Massachusetts from the impacts of climate change, support cities and towns, and coordinate efforts across state government to reduce emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change.
Secretary Theoharides oversees the Commonwealth’s six environmental, natural resource and energy regulatory agencies and chairs the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, the Energy Facilities Siting Board, and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.
She received a B.A. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Dartmouth College and Masters of Science in Ecology and Environmental Biology from University of Massachusetts-Boston.