Deborah Hadden has been appointed port director in Boston by Thomas P. Glynn, chief executive officer of the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport).
Hadden will be responsible for directing the planning, development, marketing, operation, security, financial management, administration, and maintenance of Massport’s non-aviation properties in the Port of Boston.
She had served as acting port director since October, 2012.
Massport said in the past 10 months Hadden implemented productivity gains at Conley Terminal, as part of negotiations with the International Longshoremen’s Association in a local contract. She also led successful negotiations with Mediterranean Shipping Co., Conley’s busiest steamship line, and secured a new six-year agreement with COSCO.
Glynn said Hadden "will be a critical member of the senior leadership team as Massport completes a strategic plan in the next year that will guide the Authority well into the future.”
Massport said plans to dredge Boston Harbor to 47 feet to accommodate larger ships continue to evolve. The project received preliminary approval from the Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Review Board in May, which allows planning and design to move forward.
Hadden came to Massport in 1994 as the environmental permitting program manager, and then became manager of maritime environmental affairs and projects in 1997. After a brief hiatus from Massport to work as a senior associate for Fort Point Associates in 2000, she rejoined Massport as the deputy port director for properties and transportation. - Chris Dupin