|Massachusetts Secretary of Environmental Affairs|
|Preceded by||Susan Tierney|
|Succeeded by||Robert Durand|
Gertrude M. "Trudy" Coxe (born 1949) is an American environmental activist who is the current CEO of the Preservation Society of Newport County and the former Secretary of Environmental Affairs in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Coxe graduated from the Wheeler School in 1967. As an employee of Save the Bay, Coxe helped organize the first annual Save the Bay swim in 1977, later serving as executive director of Save the Bay from 1979 to 1990. She ran an unsuccessful campaign as a Republican for Congress against Jack Reed in 1990. From 1993 to 1998 she served as Massachusetts' Secretary of Environmental Affairs under Governor Weld. After leaving this position, she became C.E.O. of the Preservation Society of Newport County. In 2009 Coxe earned a base salary of $187,000 for leading the non-profit.
Coxe currently serves on various non-profit boards, including: "National Recreation and Park Association, the Appalachian Mountain Club, Grow Smart Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Commodores, the Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting, the Wheeler School, the Newport County Chamber of Commerce, Child and Family Services and the Attractions Council of Newport County."
- Fitzpatrick, Edward (December 23, 2000). "R.I. leaders give Whitman high marks on environment". Providence Journal.
- Borg, Linda (April 25, 1999). "Former Save the Bay leader sees preservation job as a natural". The Providence Journal. Retrieved 2 April 2011.