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MassDOT Leadership

Governor Charlie Baker
Charlie Baker,
Governor
A seven-member Board of Directors appointed by the Governor with expertise in transportation, finance and engineering will oversee the organization, while serving as the governing body of both MassDOT and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), which is part of MassDOT but retains a separate legal existence. MassDOT is administered by a Secretary of Transportation, appointed by the Governor to serve as Chief Executive Officer.

The organization oversees four new divisions: Highway, Mass Transit, Aeronautics and the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV), in addition to an Office of Planning and Programming.


Stephanie Pollack, Secretary

MassDOT is administered by a Secretary of Transportation, appointed by the Governor to serve as Chief Executive Officer. Secretary Pollack serves as an ex-officio member as prescribed by legislation passed in July 2012.

The organization oversees four new divisions:
Highway, Mass Transit, Aeronautics and the Registry of Motor Vehicles(RMV), in addition to an Office of Planning and Programming.

Mission and Values


Our Mission:

Deliver excellent customer service to people who travel in the Commonwealth, and to provide our nation's safest and most reliable transportation system in a way that strengthens our economy and quality of life.

We are one transportation organization focused on customer service and safety.

Our Values:

  • Dedication
    We will provide service around the clock and under all circumstances.

  • Respect
    We will treat the public as our valued customer, and treat one another how we would like to be treated.

  • Innovation
    We will improve and integrate transportation services using creative thinking and best available practices and technology, while minimizing disruption to the public.

  • Diversity
    We will promote an inclusive workforce and a culture that serves employees and customers fairly.

  • Honesty
    We will provide the public accurate information that is understandable and accessible.

Aeronautics Division

Christopher Willenborg
Administrator, Aeronautics Division
Massachusetts Department of Transportation


Christopher Willenborg serves as the Administrator of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Aviation Division. He is responsible for coordinating aviation policy in the Commonwealth and overseeing the 37 public use general aviation airports throughout the Commonwealth in maintaining and enhancing safety, security, infrastructure, and economic viability for their communities.

Chris has a long and dedicated career in Massachusetts aviation. From January 2009 to October 2009 Chris served as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission. He previously served as the airport manager at Westfield-Barnes Airport in Westfield, MA where he was responsible for the day to day business operation and administration of the airport. He was responsible for overseeing the design and construction of the new 17,000 square foot airport administration building. This 6.3 million dollar project has significantly improved and enhanced the landside facilities for the airport tenants, users and general public at Westfield-Barnes Airport. Numerous building tenants include a new FBO, flight school, rental car company, flight surgeon, and airport restaurant.

Chris has also worked in airport operations at the Morristown Municipal Airport in New Jersey, Montauk Airport in New York, Orange Municipal Aiport and Fitcburg Municipal Airports. Chris was President of the Massachusetts Airport Manager's Association from October 2002 until September of 2005. During his tenure as President, Chris organized and coordinated MAMA "On the Hill Day" at the Massachusetts State House.

The airport managers, as a whole are highly skilled and dedicated individuals. Chris Willenborg stands out among this elite group; while no longer the President of the Massachusetts Airport Management Association he continues his service as a member of MAMA’S Executive Board. In 2008, Chris was recognized as Airport Sponsor of the year by the New England Region FAA given annually to the one airport manager in the six state region for their excellence in airport management. In 2008, he was an Aero Club of New England MA State Award winner given to an individual who positively impacted aviation in the Commonwealth.

Chris graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in April of 1992 with a Bachelors of Science in Aviation Business Administration. He and his wife Taryn reside in Southwick, MA with their two children, Luke and Amelia.
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