DePaola is a Professional Engineer with more than 30 years of experience in the design and construction industry. He has served as Acting Highway Administrator since March and begins his duties immediately.
"Frank DePaola is an engineer's engineer who has earned the respect of his colleagues during his time running the Highway Division," said Secretary Jeff Mullan. "He will be a stabilizing presence in the DOT at a critical time of transition."
“Frank brings to this critical role a perfect combination of engineering know how and demonstrated leadership ability,” said incoming Secretary Rich Davey. “I am fortunate to have Frank as a key member of my senior team as we move forward on transportation reform in the months ahead.”
DePaola previously served as Assistant General Manager for Design and Construction at the MBTA. Prior to joining the MBTA in 2009, he worked with Harvard University as part of the Allston Development Group, and was previously Director of Construction for the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority.
DePaola is a licensed, registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and holds a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University and Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.
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