Evangelidis named Massport’s new chair

Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis at Worcester Regional Airport (Photo/submitted)

Region – The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) Board unanimously elected Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis to head the seven-member board at the Sept. 24 monthly meeting. Evangelidis was appointed to the board by Governor Charlie Baker in April of 2015, and is taking over the chair’s seat from Worcester attorney Michael Angelini whose term has ended.

Evangelidis was elected Worcester County sheriff in 2010. Prior to that, he served as an assistant state prosecutor in Miami-Dade County, Fla., as well as an assistant district attorney in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Evangelidis served in the Massachusetts State Legislature for eight years, serving on the Committee on Public Safety.

“Massport’s facilities not only move cargo and passengers, they create opportunities for commerce and education throughout the commonwealth,” Evangelidis said. “I look forward to continuing to work with our partners to ensure the safety and security of our customers and employees while maximizing Massport’s unique ability as an economic engine for New England.”

The Massachusetts Port Authority Board is a seven-member group that oversees Massport, 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 South Boston and East Boston.

For more information, visit massport.com.