Monica Tibbits-Nutt

Gov. Maura Healey today announced that she is appointing Monica Tibbits-Nutt as secretary of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation effective today.

Tibbits-Nutt had been serving as acting secretary since her predecessor, Gina Fiandaca, resigned in mid-September, and was previously undersecretary for transportation.

As acting secretary, Healey said, Tibbits-Nutt “hit the ground running by working with the MBTA to prepare a first-of-its kind plan to fix the tracks by the end of next year, taking important steps to integrate climate planning across MassDOT, securing federal funding to support infrastructure needs, and stepping up for communities that were devastated by extreme weather. She prioritizes community engagement and equity at every turn.”

Tibbits-Nutt said she and her entire department “share a deep commitment to delivering the safe, reliable, resilient and equitable transportation system that the people of Massachusetts deserve.”

Healey appointed Tibbits-Nutt as undersecretary of transportation in January 2023. She previously served on the MassDOT Board of Directors and as vice chair of the Fiscal Management and Control Board that oversaw the MBTA from 2015-2021. For 13 years (2010-2023), she was executive director of 128 Business Council.

Tibbits-Nutt is vice president of the nonprofit Youth Engagement Planning (YEP!), which brings urban planning and community advocacy into K-12 environments.

She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and a LEED-accredited professional in building design and construction with the U.S. Green Building Council.