Windsor Port Authority appoints new President
The Windsor Port Authority Board appointed Steven C. Salmons as the incoming President and CEO of the port effective May 1. Salmons will assume responsibilities following the retirement of David Cree, CEO of the port for the past 33 years.
Salmons is a graduate of the University of Windsor having achieved a bachelor’s in Psychologv, an Honors B.Comm. in Labor Relations and an MBA in Strategic Studies. He has over 25 years in senior executive and advisory leaderships roles.
As former CEO of the Windsor Public Library, Salmons led the team to become Canada’s most award-winning library, achieving not only national awards of excellence, but also a North American first for service innovation. He has served as General Manager, Community Services for the City of Windsor and Senior Policy Advisor in various Provincial Government Departments, notably the government’s No. 1 economic priority—the Windsor Border Initiative. As Director of Community and Development Services for the Town of Lakeshore, besides a number of strategic accomplishments to ensure implementation of council’s agenda, Salmons identified and negotiated property acquisitions that created the largest beachfront on the north shore of Essex County and was also instrumental in the development of the C$62.0 million Atlas Tube Centre and Recreation Complex.
Recently the Honorable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced a review of Canada Port Authorities to optimize their role in the transportation system as strategic assets that support inclusive and sustainable growth and trade.
“The Canadian Port Authority system needs to be re-examined to ensure Canada is always well-positioned to innovate and compete for years to come.”
In view of Garneau’s announcement, George Sandala has indicated Salmons’extensive diverse experience and knowledge will certainly add value to his contribution as CEO of Windsor Port Authority to Transport Canada, identifying potential policy, legislative and regulatory changes to help Canada Port Authorities to consolidate their position as key players in the Canadian economy.