On January 30, 2023, Gina Fiandaca was sworn in as Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Secretary and CEO. In this role, Ms. Fiandaca oversees the four divisions of MassDOT: Highway, Rail and Transit, Registry of Motor Vehicles and Aeronautics. As Secretary, she also serves on the Massport and MBTA Board of Directors.
Previous, to beginning work for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Ms. Fiandaca served as Assistant City Manager in Austin, Texas, and as the Commissioner of the Boston Transportation Department. In Austin, Ms. Fiandaca released the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan and oversaw several city departments, including, Public Works, Capital Delivery, Transportation, the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, the Austin Water Utility, Fleet Services, the Corridor Program Office, the Project Connect Transit Delivery System Office, and the Project Systems Intelligence Office.
With the City of Boston, prior to May 2019, Ms. Fiandaca served as Transportation Commissioner, overseeing staff who worked together to ensure safe, efficient, and equitable access on Boston’s street system for all users through a combination of transportation planning, engineering, management, operations, and enforcement efforts. Under her leadership, the department released the 15-year, $4.74 billion “Go Boston 2030,” which was Boston’s first major transportation plan in decades that included mobility projects and polices to expand access, improve safety, and ensure reliability. As Commissioner, Ms. Fiandaca served as Chair of the City’s Air Pollution Control Commission, a member of the City’s Public Improvement Commission, the Boston Emergency Management Agency, the National Association of Transportation Officials and the Massachusetts Area Planning Council.
Ms. Fiandaca has previously served in roles with national and regional parking groups, serving as President of the New England Parking Council and as a member of the National Parking Organization.
Ms. Fiandaca received a bachelor’s degree from Suffolk University and an MBA from Boston University.