|Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation|
|Preceded by||Jim Aloisi|
|Succeeded by||Richard A. Davey|
|Alma mater||University of Massachusetts Amherst
Suffolk University School of Law
State cabinet secretary
Jeffrey B. Mullan is an American attorney and political figure who served as the Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation from 2009 to 2011.
In 1988, he was hired by the Massachusetts Department of Public Works as the Department's Right of Way Manager for the Central Artery/Tunnel Project (commonly known as the Big Dig). While working for the DPW, Mullan attended Suffolk University School of Law at night.
Return to state government
In 2007, Mullan returned to state government as Undersecretary, Chief Operating Officer, and General Counsel of the Department of Transportation and Public Works.
In 2009, he was named Executive Director of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority. In this position he helped integrate the functions of Turnpike Authority into the existing state highway structure.
Secretary of Transportation
Later that year, Governor Deval Patrick chose Mullan to serve as the Secretary of the newly consolidated Department of Transportation. Mullan was the first person to serve jointly as transportation secretary and chief executive of the Department of Transportation. He was also responsible for integrating the department into four divisions.
In 2011, Mullan came under fire after it was revealed that he did not inform Governor Patrick that a 110-pound light fixture in the Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. Tunnel fell onto the roadway until more than five weeks had passed.
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