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Lidy Chan

Lidy Chan

Lidy is the Risk Financing Manager at Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). She is responsible for managing elements of the Department’s risk financing programs, including insurance programs and loss exposures, procurement and underwriting, cost of risk analysis and budgeting, and more.

She has been in this position as a Risk Financing Manager for over 15 years overseeing the Risk Management and Insurance Programs of MassDOT where she is responsible for a department budget of approximately $4M a year. Lidy’s responsibilities include but not limited to the following:



Prior to joining MassDOT, she worked for Bechtel/Parsons Brinkerhoff (B/PB, a joint venture) responsible for managing the Central Artery Project (aka as “The Big Dig Project”). At B/PB, Lidy was a Fiscal Project Manager for 14 years responsible for securing the $14.8B funding both federal and state. She joined B/PB as an intern working for estimating and scheduling department. Her tenacity, hard work, and dedication to the Project has led her to numerous positions such as Cost Engineer, Accounts Payable Manager where she became the youngest head of the department in the history of the Project.

She was the recipient of the “Financial Management Award” given by Mass Move 2000 and the City of Boston. She has also received numerous other awards, such as the “Special Achievement Award” and “Leadership Award” for her advocacy within the Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

She is currently involved in MassDOT’s various programs just to name a few – serving as a mentor, committee member for the Partners in Transportation Diversity Planning Committee, chair of the AAPI Heritage month celebration, member for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Employee Advisory Council and most recently a member of the MassDOT/Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Employee Resource Group (ERG) Council.

Lidy is also very active in the community and beyond – a member of AAPI Action Group, and currently serves as a Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) Boston Chapter President as well as Council of Presidents representative/Board Member of COMTO National.