MassDOT Board of Directors
A seven-member Board of Directors appointed by the Governor with expertise in transportation, finance and engineering will oversee the new organization, while serving as the governing body of both MassDOT and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), which will be part of MassDOT but will retain a separate legal existence. MassDOT will be administered by a Secretary of Transportation, appointed by the Governor to serve as Chief Executive Officer.
- Richard Davey, Secretary and CEO
John R. Jenkins, Board Chair
- Andrew Whittle
- Ferdinand Alvaro
- Janice Loux
- Alan G. Macdonald
- Joseph C. Bonfiglio
John R. Jenkins, Board Chair
A Natick resident, will serve as Chair of the MassDOT Board and was a former Massachusetts Turnpike Authority Board member. He is President of West Insurance Agency, Inc.
Professor Andrew Whittle
A geotechnical engineer, currently serves as Department Head of the Massachusetts Institute for Technologys Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Whittle is a resident of Boxborough.
Ferdinand Alvaro is Partner-in-Charge of the Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP Boston Office, the nation's largest minority-owned law firm and Chair of its Corporate Finance Group. He is Partner-in-Charge of the Adorno & Yoss LLP Boston office and Co-Chair of the National Business Law Group. He previously served on the board of directors of the MBTA. Alvaro is a resident of Marblehead.
Mr. Alvaro has devoted most of his career to counseling business and to the execution of complex business and real estate transactions, both as an attorney and a businessman. Before joining Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP, he was Vice President, Commercial and General Counsel of BOC Process Systems, $2 billion global division of the BOC Group. In that capacity, he led a legal, financial, and technical team that closed financing transactions, acquisitions, venture capital investments, strategic alliances, and joint ventures in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Pacific Rim.
From 1997 to 1999, contemporaneously with his duties at BOC, Mr. Alvaro served as Chief Executive Officer of the Cantarell Nitrogen Company ("CNC"), a consortium of U.S., U.K., Mexican, German and Japanese companies organized to develop a $1 billion infrastructure project in Mexico. During his tenure with CNC, he opened, staffed and managed its first offices in Mexico and addressed a variety of regulatory, political and local community issues, the resolution of which permitted the successful launch of the project. He also led a multi-sponsor CNC team that completed one of the very few successful limited recourse financing transactions closed with respect to Latin American projects that year. Over the course of his career, Mr. Alvaro has also served on the board of directors of United States, Chilean, Columbian, Mexican and Venezuelan companies.
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Commercial Real Estate
- Venture Capital and Corporate Finance
- International Transactions
- J.D., Harvard Law School (1980)
- B.B.A., Accounting and Finance, Pace University (1977)
AWARDS AND PREVIOUS SERVICE
- Named as a Massachusetts "Super Lawyer" in Boston Magazine
- Recipient, "20 on the Move Award" Boston Business Journal
- Recipient, Boston Latino TV Access Influential Leader Award
- Trustee, Boston Medical Center
- Director, BMC Healthnet (HMO)
- Member, Judicial Nominating Commission (appointed by Governor Romney in 2005; reappointed by Governor Patrick 2006);
- Member, Corporate Executive Council of WGBH (public television)
- Member, Governing Council, Boston Bar Association
- Trustee, Boston Bar Foundation
- Director, Initiative for a New Economy
Janice Loux was appointed by five Massachusetts Governors to serve on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and is currently the longest serving board member. Appointed by Governor Deval Patrick, she now serves on the board of the newly merged Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).
Loux is the daughter of an MBTA laborer and a hotel waitress, who filed a successful civil rights lawsuit in 1964 to force the all-male Bartenders and Waiters Union to admit women. From an early age, Loux was an organizer and activist in the Boston Hotel Workers Union Local 26. In 1997, she was elected as the first female president in the union′s 123-year history, and she was then elected for four additional terms.
Under her 15 years of leadership, Local 26 became an organizing union and nearly doubled its membership, improving the lives of the people who work in Boston′s hotel industry. As the chief negotiator, Loux negotiated collective bargaining agreements with the major hotel corporations in Boston, creating a city wide standard for wages and benefits. As a result, Unite Here Local 26 has one of the most comprehensive and progressive benefits packages in the country. The benefits include the first Housing Trust Fund in the nation. Loux led a successful lobbying effort to amend Taft Hartley. That amendment changed the law and enabled unions to collectively bargain for housing. Benefits also include an education and training center in Boston′s Chinatown, as well as affordable health and prescription care with no deductibles or doctor copayments, free eyeglasses, premium dental coverage, long and short term disability, comprehensive legal coverage, all with a premium of $4.oo per week for single people and $12.00 per week for family coverage. She also negotiated a landmark defined benefit pension plan, which has been established for Boston Hotel Workers.
Loux currently serves as an Executive Vice President of UNITE HERE, an International Union representing over 300,000 hotel, gaming and food service employees.
Alan G. Macdonald
Alan G. Macdonald served as executive director of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable for 23 years before his retirement. In addition, he has served as both chairman of the Transportation Advisory Committee and as a member of the Transportation Finance Commission that in 2007 identified the Commonwealth′s transportation finance challenges and issued recommendations for closing the estimated gap.
Joseph C. Bonfiglio
Joseph C. Bonfiglio represents nearly 20,000 construction workers and public service employees in his role as Business Manager for the Massachusetts and Northern New England Laborers′ District Council. He brings to the board a unique perspective and passion for ensuring workers are protected on the job.