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星期三, 10月 12, 2016

Governor Baker Appoints Maria Krokidas to State Ethics Commission

Governor Baker Appoints Maria Krokidas to State Ethics Commission

BOSTON – Today, Governor Charlie Baker announced the appointment of Maria Krokidas to the State Ethics Commission. The Commission works to foster integrity in public service in state, county and local government, to promote the public's trust and confidence in that service, and to prevent conflicts between private interests and public duties.

“Maria Krokidas’ extensive experience in helping her clients navigate complex compliance issues will make her an excellent addition to the State Ethics Commission,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “I am confident that with her appointment, the Commission will continue to serve the citizens of the Commonwealth with fairness, impartiality and equality.”

The State Ethics Commission is a non-partisan, independent agency, consisting of five members appointed to serve staggered, five-year terms with three appointments made by the Governor, one by the Attorney General and one by the Secretary of the Commonwealth.  The Commission administers and enforces the conflict of interest and financial disclosure laws and has jurisdiction over state, county and municipal employees.   Krokidas will  be joining the Honorable Barbara A. Dortch-Okara, Commission Chair,  the Hon. Regina L. Quinlan, the Hon. David A. Mills and Thomas J. Sartory. The Commission functions in three separate divisions: Legal Division; Public Education and Communications Division; and Enforcement Division.

About Maria Krokidas:

Maria Krokidas is a founder of Krokidas & Bluestein and presently serves as Of Counsel to the firm’s transactional group. She has over forty years of experience representing for-profit, non-profit and public entities in real estate, finance and corporate matters. Ms. Krokidas has counseled numerous non-profit, for-profit and quasi-public authorities on all matters relating to corporate organization and operations including statutory and regulatory compliance and implementation. Ms. Krokidas has extensive experience advising public and quasi-public instrumentalities. She actively serves on the Boards of Directors of several organizations and is a member of the Boston Bar Association, Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. Ms. Krokidas is a magna cum laude graduate of Mount Holyoke College and a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School.