The board of directors of the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) on Thursday confirmed Thomas Glynn to serve as the chief executive officer and executive director of the Massachusetts Port Authority.
Massport oversees Boston Logan International Airport, the public container and cruise terminals in the Port of Boston, Hanscom Field, Worcester Regional Airport and real estate holdings in metropolitan area.
Glynn, 66, is the former chief operating officer of Partners HealthCare System, the commonwealth’s largest network of teaching hospitals and neighborhood health centers. Since leaving Partners in 2010, Glynn has worked as an adjunct lecturer at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Massport began its search for an executive director in February 2011, interviewing more than 40 candidates from inside and outside the United States, before ultimately settling on Glynn.
Glynn takes over from interim executive director David S. Mackey, Massport’s general counsel. Mackey will remain interim director until Glynn formally assumes the position. Glynn will receive a salary of $250,000.
One of Glynn's first jobs will be to begin a search for Port Director Mike Leone, who is retiring on Sept. 28 after an 19 year career at the agency. - Chris Dupin