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Tim KingGovernor Charlie Baker today announced the appointment of Timothy King of Waltham to the MassDOT Board of Directors.  King currently serves as a Detective Sergeant for the Waltham Police Department and President of the Massachusetts Police Association.

“Detective Sergeant Tim King has devoted much of his career to protecting his neighbors in Waltham and serving his colleagues in blue across the Commonwealth,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “We welcome that service and devotion to the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation as they continue their important work in providing the oversight and direction necessary to advance our transit system across all modes.”

Mr. King assumes the Board seat most recently held by Russell Gittlen who was International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) New England Area Director and Assistant Business Manager for Local 447.

“I am pleased to welcome Tim King to the Board and look forward to tapping into his broad experience in law enforcement as the Board continues to meet the challenge of delivering safe and efficient transportation services across the Commonwealth,” said MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack. “We likewise appreciate Mr. Gittlen’s service to the Board and Commonwealth over the last year and wish him well in his future endeavors.”

About Timothy King:

 Timothy King is a Detective Sergeant for the Waltham Police Department, joining the department as a patrolman in 1992, and currently serving as President of the Massachusetts Police Association. He has also served as Attorney/General Counsel for the Massachusetts Coalition of Police since 2007 and was previously a Corrections Officer for the Massachusetts Department of Corrections. King is a graduate of Waltham High School, earned a Baccalaureate Degree from Western New England College, Juris Doctorate from the Massachusetts School of Law and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar. He has served on the Curriculum Advisory Board of Middlesex Community College, the Massachusetts Police Training Committee Board, and the Massachusetts Coalition of Police Executive Board. He was a member of the Massachusetts Transportation Working Group and Vice President of the Greater Boston Labor Council.

About the MassDOT Board of Directors:

The MassDOT Board of Directors is comprised of 11 members appointed by the Governor and oversees all MassDOT operations including the Highway Division, Mass Transit, Aeronautics, the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV), Office of Planning and Programming and the Office of Performance Management and Innovation.

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