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Aeronautics Division

Jeff DeCarlo,
Aeronautics Administrator

Dr. Jeffrey DeCarlo was appointed Aeronautics Division Administrator on August 31, 2015. A former United States Air Force and airline pilot, he has logged over 10,000 flight hours.

His long list of experience includes working with state emergency management agencies, FEMA, and Military Support to Civil Authorities. He also worked as a strategy and technology consultant for the federal government and DOD. A principal investigator for NASA and U.S. Department of Education sponsored projects; his team developed an air traffic control and airport operations simulation system which combined audio, text and imagery in an interactive environment. He supported major airport training programs for the Port Authorities of NY & NJ, the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority, and Seattle Tacoma International Airport.

Administrator DeCarlo earned his doctorate degree from Dowling College. He also holds an FAA Air Transport Pilot certificate and is a Project Management Institute certified Project Management Professional.

Highway Division

Thomas J. Tinlin,
Highway Administrator

Thomas J. Tinlin was officially appointed Highway Administrator of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation on September 9th, 2015 after serving for six months as "Acting" Highway Administrator. The Administrator, under the direction of the Governor and the Secretary/CEO, determines, directs and implements transportation policy for the Highway Division. The Administrator is responsible for achieving MassDOT's mission of delivering excellent customer service and providing the nation's safest and most reliable transportation system to the over 5 million motorists that travel over 50 billion miles every year on the Commonwealth's over 3,000 centerline miles and over 5000 bridges. As Administrator, he oversees close to 3,000 employees and directs a multi-billion dollar budget.

Prior to his appointment, Tom served as Chief of Operations and Maintenance at MassDOT, where he was responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations, a big part of which included quarterbacking snow and ice operations during the record breaking winter of 2014/2015. As Chief of Operations, he was also responsible for overseeing the Highway Assistance Program, a roving vehicle patrol that assists over 30,000 distressed motorists annually. Also notable was the former Chief's role in overseeing the Highway Operations Center in South Boston, MassDOT's statewide traffic management center responsible for coordinating incident response and security management on over 3,000 miles of roadway including one of the most complex tunnel systems in the world.

Before coming to MassDOT, Tom served as Commissioner of the Boston Transportation Department (BTD). He was appointed Commissioner by Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino in September of 2006. As Commissioner, he implemented innovative technology solutions to streamline BTD operations and improve the user-friendliness of the transportation system. Under his leadership, the City’s parking meter operability rate increased from 78% to 98% as a result of improvements made to BTD's in-house maintenance and payment collection systems. Tom also implemented the Boston Meter Card, a debit card used exclusively for payment at the City's single space meters. These cards first became available in November of 2011, and in less than a year more than 10,000 were sold.

Rail & Transit Division

Astrid Glynn
Rail & Transit Administrator

Astrid Glynn has been a transportation leader and policy maker for more than a decade. Her experience includes working as Commissioner at the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), Deputy Secretary at the Massachusetts Office of Commonwealth Development, Deputy Secretary of the Executive Office of Transportation, as well as a private consultant.

She served as NYSDOT Commissioner, with a charge of a workforce of over 9500 employees, around $1.7 billion in new construction projects begun annually, and a range of multimodal programs receiving state and federal support. Before going to New York Astrid was Deputy Secretary at the Massachusetts Office of Commonwealth Development, a state agency that combined oversight of Transportation, Environment, and Housing. Between2002 and 2004, she was Deputy Secretary at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation. In this role, she led the Office of Transportation Planning (which produced the state’s first multimodal long range plan), managing the capital plan (which balanced a range of state and federal funding streams to support the state wide capital program), developing multimodal programs (rail, transit centers, and ferries), and providing state oversight and support for regional transit authorities and paratransit providers across Massachusetts.

Administrator Glynn earned a JD from Albany Law School. She also holds a BA from Bennington College.

Registry of Motor Vehicles

Erin C. Deveney

Registrar Deveney's responsibilities include ensuring the emphasis on customer service in the issuance of driver’s licenses, identification cards, vehicle titles and registrations.

Prior to her appointment, she served as Interim Commissioner/Deputy Commissioner for Central Office Operations of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, where she implemented a series of organizational reforms designed to improve service delivery by the agency.

Registrar Deveney formerly held positions as Chief of Staff, Deputy Registrar for Policy and Planning and General Counsel at the RMV.

An attorney, Deveney has twenty years of public service management experience as well as experience in legislative and municipal government. She is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and Suffolk Law School.

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