News Maura Healey announces first Cabinet hires in lead up to inauguration

Just a few weeks ahead of her January inauguration, Governor-elect Maura Healey, along with Lieutenant Governor-elect Kim Driscoll, began announcing Cabinet hires in mid-December, two of whom come from Healey’s attorney general’s office.

For her first appointments, Healey selected University of Massachusetts finance administrator Matthew Gorzkowicz to serve as secretary of the Executive Office for Administration and Finance, First Assistant Attorney General Kate Cook to serve as her chief of staff and Chief Deputy Attorney General Gabrielle Viator to serve as a senior adviser.

Soon after, Healey selected Patrick Tutwiler, the former Lynn Public Schools superintendent and headmaster at Boston Public Schools, to serve as the secretary of the Executive Office of Education. She also named Melissa Hoffer, the current the principal deputy general counsel at the Environmental Protection Agency, as the state’s first-ever climate chief.

Members of the public are encouraged to submit their suggestions for the new administration here. The inauguration ceremony for Healey and Driscoll will take place on Jan. 5 at TD Garden in Boston.

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