Toledo-based port authority selects Thomas J. Winston as New President and CEO
The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority Board of Directors approved the appointment of Thomas J. Winston as the new President and CEO of the port authority effective September 1, 2019. Winston is currently serving as the organization’s Vice President, Administration and Chief Financial Officer.
Thomas will succeed Paul L. Toth, Jr., the current President and CEO, who announced his retirement in September 2018. Paul has been with the port authority for 32 years, serving as the President and CEO since 2009.
“During the past 10 years under Paul’s leadership, the port authority has experienced tremendous growth and has made a positive impact on the community,” said John Szuch, Chairman of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority Board of Directors. “Thomas Winston has worked closely with Paul and has been groomed for this position since he was hired by the port authority in 2010.”
Winston was hired on June 28, 2010 as Director of Finance and Administration, where he served in that capacity until being promoted to his current role as Vice President, Administration and Chief Financial Officer on June 22, 2011. As Vice President, Administration and Chief Financial Officer, he is responsible for leading the port authority’s accounting, finance, legal, IT and human resources departments, its financial and strategic planning practices, as well as its relationship with lending institutions, corporations and the business development community to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies. Winston also works directly with the current President and CEO on strategic initiatives and business development endeavors to spur economic growth within the region and across the state.