The Massport Board has named chief legal counsel, David Mackey, as its new interim CEO to replace Thomas Kinton from next month.
Mackey, who came to Massport in 2001 after spending seven years at the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts, will become interim chief executive officer and executive director of Massport.
He will take over when the incumbent CEO Thomas Kinton Jr, retires on 1 June.
In his tenure at Massport, Mackey has handled many complex legal issues surrounding runway development, airport security, the investigations and litigation prompted by the terrorist attacks of September 11 2001, the transfer of the Tobin Bridge to MassDOT and Massport’s acquisition of Worcester Regional Airport.
Jeffrey Mullan, MassDOT secretary and CEO as well as chairman of the Massport Board, says: "Dave has the support of the entire board. His selection is a positive reflection of the many talented people we have working at Massport.”