James S. Hoyte

James Hoyte is a recently retired senior administrator and lecturer in environmental policy at Harvard University. He is currently a Fellow of Harvard's W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research. An attorney, he was a partner at Choate, Hall & Stewart in Boston before joining the Massachusetts Horticultural Society as its interim executive director in 1991. Prior to that, he was Secretary of Environmental Affairs for Massachusetts from 1983 to 1988 concurrent with being chairman of the Board of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority in Boston from 1985 to 1988, after positions at Arthur D. Little, Inc., Massachusetts Port Authority, and Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth. Mr. Hoyte is a member of various state and national bar associations, and a member of the board of trustees for Massachusetts Environmental Trust, the Union of Concerned Scientists, the Posse Foundation, Wheaton College, Cambridge College, and the Museum of Afro-American History and numerous other nonprofit and environmental organizations. He has been honored with several awards in recognition for his social and political contributions in the Boston area. He received his A.B. from Harvard College in 1965 and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1968.