Massport Board Approves Senior Appointments
The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) today announced the appointments of Edward C. Freni as director of aviation, David M. Gambone as director of human resources, Danny Theodat Levy as director of strategic marketing and communications and Thomas J. Butler as director of external affairs. Freni and Gambone have been acting directors of their respective departments for the past several months. Levy was promoted from director of communications and Butler was promoted from director of government and community affairs.
“Each of these individuals have proven themselves as valuable members of the Authority and are very capable and knowledgeable in their respective fields,” said Thomas J. Kinton, Jr., CEO and Executive Director. “With their combined expertise, Massport will continue to be a leader in transportation and to provide the critical services our customers are accustomed to receiving.”
Freni is a respected aviation professional and has been with Massport for seven years as Boston Logan’s director of operations. Prior to joining Massport, Freni held executive positions at Boston Logan and with American Airlines, he was responsible for more than 1,000 employees as General Manager. As airport operations director for Massport, Freni was responsible for the daily operations of Boston Logan International Airport. In his new capacity as aviation director, Freni will be responsible for all aspects of planning, operations, and development at Logan International Airport, L.G. Hanscom Field, and Worcester Regional Airport.
Gambone has been with Massport since 2004 as Massport’s deputy director of human resources. In that role, Gambone was responsible for overseeing organizational development, employee training and development, performance management, and employee relations. Gambone will now be responsible for all aspects of the human resources department including strategic recruitment efforts.
As director of communications since 2004, Levy was responsible for developing Massport’s internal and external communications strategy. As director of strategic marketing and communications, Levy will now be responsible for integrating Massport’s marketing initiatives into a coordinated communications plan focusing on each of the Authority’s business units.
As director of government and community affairs since 1993, Butler was responsible for managing Massport’s relationships with local, state and federal officials. In his new capacity, he will coordinate Massport’s efforts to promote the Authority’s mission throughout a broad spectrum of constituencies including local and regional business leaders.