Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis was unanimously elected as Chairman of the Board of the Massachusetts Port Authority [Massport] on Wednesday.
Evangelidis, who has been a member of the board since April 2015, is taking over as Chairman in place of Worcester attorney Michael Angelini whose term has ended.
“Massport’s facilities not only move cargo and passengers, they create opportunities for commerce and education throughout the Commonwealth,” Evangelidis said.
He continued, “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.”
In 2010, Evangelidis was elected Worcester County Sheriff. Prior to that, he served as an Assistant State Prosecutor in Miami-Dade County, Florida 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.
“Sheriff Evangelidis is a dedicated public servant committed to the safety of the Commonwealth’s families and communities and we are pleased to see him assume this important role as Chairman of the Massport Board,” said Governor Charlie Baker.
“As Logan International Airport, Conley Terminal and Massport’s facilities in Worcester and Hanscom see record growth and success as economic engines for Massachusetts and the region, Sheriff Evangelidis’ extensive experience will continue to be a valuable contribution to their safety and security,” Baker added.