Massport CEO Thomas Glynn Stepping Down

After six years as head of Massport, CEO Thomas Glynn announced he would step down from the post in November, a year earlier than his contract.

Glynn said his last days at Massport will be in November eben though his contract expired in 2019.

Glynn, 72, told the Boston Globe when asked about his decision to leave. “I feel like we’ve accomplished a lot of the things the board asked me to do.”

Massport’s board will meet this week to accept his early resignation and Glynn will make further statements to the media after that time.

Glynn took over the reins at Massport in September 2012 and was selected from a field of more than 40 candidates. The Board confirmed him unanimously that year, noting his vast senior leadership experience and his commitment to public service.

Glynn was 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 had worked as an Adjunct Lecturer at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Glynn has served as General Manager of the MBTA, as well as Deputy Secretary of Labor for the Clinton Administration and Deputy Commissioner of Public Welfare in Massachusetts.

Glynn is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and a former board member of the Council for Excellence in Government. He has a BA from Tufts University and a PhD from Brandeis University.

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