Deval L. Patrick is an experienced business and government leader with a record of success in solving complex problems, making strategic investments, managing crises and building teams locally, nationally and internationally. He served as the governor of Massachusetts from 2007 to 2015, during which time he oversaw a more than $36 billion balanced budget and over 44,000 employees. As governor, Mr. Patrick is credited with leading Massachusetts through global economic collapse, weather and water emergencies, and a terrorist attack to top national rankings in job growth, student achievement, health care coverage, economic competitiveness and entrepreneurial activity, among other categories. Prior to his tenure in government, Mr. Patrick served as the chief legal officer and sat on the senior most management teams at the Coca-Cola Company and Texaco, two Fortune 50 companies.
He received a bachelor's degree with concentration in English and American literature from Harvard College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.