Edward A. Palleschi serves as the Undersecretary for the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR) for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Office also oversees five regulatory agencies: Division of Banks, Division of Insurance, Division of Professional Licensure, Division of Standards, and the Department of Telecommunications and Cable.
Previously, Palleschi served as the Deputy Chief Secretary of Boards and Commissions for Governor Charlie Baker since January 2015, advancing the Governor’s vision of delivering a more accountable, capable, and representative government, leading the recruitment and appointment of a diverse group of more than 2,000 Massachusetts residents to over 700 boards and commissions.
Palleschi combines private sector experience with a deep commitment and expertise in state government. He worked in business development in the insurance, advertising, and financial services industries, including five years as Director of Business Development at Community Credit Union until 2014. Palleschi has previously worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as Executive Director of Professional Licensure, in addition to earlier roles at the offices of the State Treasurer, Lottery Commission, and Retirement Board.
A graduate of Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, Palleschi and his family reside in his native Swampscott. He has served two terms on the Swampscott School Committee and was a 2018 recipient of the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus Good Guys Award, which honors male leaders for working to advance gender equality.