Vincent DeVito, a Boston lawyer who helped lead President Trump’s campaign in the state last year, is getting a top post in the US Department of the Interior.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Monday that DeVito, a partner at the Bowditch and Dewey law firm, would be his energy policy counselor, a newly created position.
Trump has vowed a range of policy changes on the energy front, including expanding offshore drilling and reviving the coal industry. On Monday, the same day DeVito was appointed, Zinke signed an order instructing the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to begin drafting a five-year plan for drilling rights.
A federal Department of Energy veteran, DeVito has also worked for the state, both within the Legislature and with the Department of Public Utilities. He was Trump’s state campaign chairman last year.