John P. Pranckevicius, was appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director on November 16, 2018. He joined the Authority in May 2007 as the Authority’s Director of Administration and Finance/Secretary-Treasurer. As Acting CEO, he oversees the 1,290-person agency that operates Boston Logan International Airport, Hanscom Field, Worcester Regional Airport, the Port of Boston’s Conley Container Terminal and Flynn Cruiseport Boston, and manages real estate holdings in South Boston, East Boston and Charlestown. In his 11 years as a senior executive at the agency, Mr. Pranckevicius has played a significant role in advancing the Authority’s transportation and economic development missions. He was a major contributor to the development of Massport’s Strategic Plan, which focused on increasing international flights and reconfiguring the domestic terminals to manage growth at Logan Airport, as well as dredging Boston Harbor and modernizing Conley Terminal to ensure the long-term competitiveness of the Port of Boston. His financial acumen and negotiation skills were instrumental in advancing more than 3 million square feet of private development including the Omni Hotel, Waterside Place, Gables Seaport and Parcel K. Under Mr. Pranckevicius’ leadership, Massport’s bond ratings were raised to Aa2, one of the highest airport ratings in the country.
Prior to joining the Authority, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for the City of Worcester, Massachusetts. As the Worcester CFO, he was responsible for all facets of a $530 million operating budget consisting of 5,000 employees, two Public Utility Systems, and Parking Structures with over 3,500 spaces under management, and the development of a rolling 5-year $500 million Capital Improvement Plan. He previously served as the Budget Director for the City of Worcester and was responsible for developing the City’s $500 million annual operating budget, working directly with executive management and departments to analyze and review revenue and expenditure trends, new program recommendations, and the evaluation of organizational fee structures.
Mr. Pranckevicius is licensed in the Commonwealth as a Certified Public Accountant, and holds a B.A. degree and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Maine and an M.S. in Accountancy from Bentley University. He has served on a number of boards including the East Boston Foundation (2007), Massachusetts Retirement System Board Member-Ex officio (2007), Massachusetts Retirement Benefit Trust Committee – Chairperson (2009), Worcester Regional Research Bureau (2010), and Worcester Credit Union (2014).