Cathy Judd-SteinMassachusetts Gaming Chair
Cathy Judd-Stein joined the Massachusetts Gaming Commission as Chair in 2019, after having served the Commonwealth as part of five successive gubernatorial administrations. Most recently, she served as Deputy Chief Legal Counsel for the Office of the Governor. In that role, she provided guidance to Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito on a broad array of legal issues. She has spent much of her career dedicated to public service, advising extensively on public ethics and the state conflict of interest law, governmental reforms, and education and human services. Ms. Judd-Stein served as an instructor of “Ethics and Public Policy” for UMass Boston’s John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies from 2007-2015.
In 2000, Governor Paul Cellucci appointed Ms. Judd-Stein to serve as Deputy Legal Counsel and his ethics advisor. She remained in that same position for Governors Jane Swift, Mitt Romney and Deval Patrick (through his transition), and then served as Governor Patrick’s Executive Director of the Judicial Nominating Commission. From 2011-2013, she worked at the Massachusetts State Lottery as Assistant Executive Director, Director of Policy and Special Counsel and then was named General Counsel of the State Treasury by the State Treasurer and Receiver. She served in that capacity until her appointment by Governor Baker in 2015.
A graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School, Ms. Judd-Stein is a Trustee of St. Johnsbury Academy in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. She also is a member of the Women’s Health Advisory Board for the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. In 2020, she completed her six-year term as a member of the National Board of Directors for GLAAD, a dynamic media force for the LGBTQ community.
She is former President of the Class Officers Association at Dartmouth College, former Chair of the Board of Directors of Boston’s Associated Day Care Services (now “Nurtury”), and former Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Winchester (MA) Foundation of Educational Excellence.
Ms. Judd-Stein lives in Winchester, Massachusetts and she and her husband are the parents of three adult children.