Active Citizenship and Public Service Award

Glynn is the Chief Executive Officer of the Harvard Allston Land Company, overseeing Harvard University’s non-institutional development of its Enterprise Research Campus in Allston. He reports to a Board chaired by Nitin Nohria, the Dean of the Harvard Business School.

Previously, Glynn was Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts Port Authority from 2012 to 2018. In this role, he oversaw the 1,300-person agency with an $800 million budget that owns and operates 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 South Boston, East Boston, and Charlestown.

Prior to joining Massport, Glynn was Chief Operating Officer of the Partners HealthCare System, the Commonwealth’s largest network of teaching hospitals and neighborhood health centers, affiliated with Harvard Medical School. His previous roles included General Manager of the MBTA, Deputy Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration, and Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration at Brown University.

Glynn is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and a former board member of the Council for Excellence in Government. A former lecturer at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Glynn earned a BA in Economics from Tufts University and a PhD from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, where he also served as a trustee. He is scheduled to return to teaching in the Spring of 2020 at both the Kennedy School and the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Glynn served as a member of the Harvard Corporation Committee on Facilities and Capital Planning from 2011 to 2017 and on the Board of Directors of the John Hancock Financial Services Company from 2001 to 2004.

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Thomas P Glynn, III, PhD, A68