The Massachusetts Port Authority named Thomas Glynn to serve as CEO and executive director, overseeing Boston’s Logan International Airport, the Port of Boston’s public container and cruise terminals, Hanscom Field, Worcester Regional Airport and real estate holdings in metropolitan area.
Glynn, 66, is the former COO 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.
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.
The Massport board confirmed Glynn unanimously on Thursday, noting his vast senior leadership experience and his commitment to public service.
Glynn will come to his new position after Massport’s long-time Port Director Mike Leone retires at the end of September.
Glynn has also served as general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, and as Deputy Secretary of Labor for the Clinton Administration and Deputy Commissioner of Public Welfare in Massachusetts.