Marylou Sudders, who oversaw COVID-19 response efforts and helmed the sprawling health and human services secretariat, plans to retire from public service early next year.
Sudders notified state employees Monday of her plans in her monthly newsletter, which she said would be her last.
“Having entered state service in 1978, it has been the privilege of my professional career and an extraordinarily humbling experience to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services for Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito,” Sudders wrote. “In November, ‘my papers’ for retirement from paid public service were filed with an effective date of January 5th.”
Sudders was part of Gov. Charlie Baker’s Cabinet throughout his two terms and ran a secretariat with a $27.1 billion budget in fiscal 2022. She wrote that one of her predecessors had pointed out that she was the longest-serving state secretary of health and human services.
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Millions of Twitter users asked Elon Musk to step down as head of Twitter in a poll the billionaire created and promised to abide by.
But by Monday afternoon there was no word from Musk on whether he’ll step aside or who a new leader might be. Twitter has grown more chaotic and confusing under Musk’s leadership with rapidly vacillating policies that are withdrawn or altered.
Many of the votes for Musk to step down likely came from Tesla investors, who have grown tired of the 24/7 Twitter chaos, which they say has distracted the eccentric CEO from the electric car company, his main source of wealth.