Brighton- Today, the Baker-Polito administration announced key leadership positions in the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development. "I am thrilled to have such dedicated public servants joining our team," said HED Secretary-designate Jay Ash.
"As we implement the Governor-elect's ambitious agenda to build stronger communities and make Massachusetts more competitive for job creation, their experience in economic development and consumer protection will be crucial to helping the administration better serve the commonwealth."
Nam Pham, Assistant Secretary for Business Development
Nam Pham is currently the Executive Director for VietAID, the first community development corporation tasked with assisting the Vietnamese American population in the U.S. Pham has spent more than 20 years in non-profit, government and commercial banking, and coauthoring Lending Tool Kits for the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank. He served in the Weld and Celluci administrations' as Commissioner for the Office of Refugees and Immigrants.
John Chapman, Undersecretary for Consumer Affairs and Business Regulations
John Chapman's career includes professional experience as an attorney in the public, private and non-profit sectors, seven years of which were spent as a lawyer in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Enforcement Division. As a member of the Romney administration's reform team, Chapman served as the Commissioner for the Department of Industrial Accidents and Undersecretary for the Executive Office of Economic Development. He was most recently a candidate for U.S. Congress in Massachusetts' 9th District