The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) Board of Directors voted to offer Lisa Wieland the position of Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director for a five-year term. Contract negotiations will occur at a later date.
Wieland is currently the Port Director at Massport, and has held this position since 2015. In this role, she has led the Maritime business areas toward success with increased port revenues, advancement of critical infrastructure projects such as the Boston Harbor Dredging Project, and set all-time records for container volume at Conley Container Terminal and passengers and ships at Flynn Boston Cruiseport. She is one of three women currently serving on the U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime System National Advisory Committee, a federal committee that advises the U.S. DOT on issues related to the marine transportation system.
Read the MA Spotlight on Lisa Wieland about this year’s cruise season, published by the Mass Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) in April 2019.
Board Chairman Lew Evangelidis said, “After a thorough and extensive search process, we are pleased to announce Lisa Wieland was chosen by the Board to serve as the next CEO of Massport. Throughout her tenure at Massport, she has shown tremendous leadership especially in her role as Port Director. The Board is confident her diverse career experience, expertise and acumen make her the most qualified and right person for the job. Lisa will hit the ground running on day one in her new role, advancing the great momentum, upward trajectory and many important projects in the pipeline at Massport. We are excited for Lisa to take on this new challenge.”
Wieland leads the financial management, business planning, strategic initiatives, special projects and the day-to-day management of 125 employees and an annual budget of approximately $124 million, including commercial real estate. Prior to this, she had been Massport’s Chief Administrative Officer for Maritime from 2013-2015. Wieland has been at Massport since 2006, serving in other senior roles including the Director of Corporate Planning and Analysis, and the Director of Human Resource Strategy and Employment.
In January 2019, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce honored Wieland and seven other women with a Pinnacle Award for her achievement in the workplace, citing her demonstrated leadership and her commitment to enhancing the quality of life in the region.
Lisa is a graduate of University of California, Los Angeles. She received a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.