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About Port Windsor

On July 1, 1999 the Windsor Port Authority replaced the Windsor Harbour Commission and became one of eighteen independently managed Canada Port Authorities created under the new Canada Marine Act passed in 1998. The new Windsor Port Authority continues to administer federal lands within the Port and to serve as a collective spokesperson for the port users representing their interests on various municipal, provincial, and federal issues.

Under its new mandate, the Windsor Port Authority has greater management flexibility than before including increased freedom to develop contracts and leases related to land and facilities, to set tariffs and fees, and to borrow money from commercial sources.

Vision Statement

To Connect Windsor-Essex to the World

Mission Statement

Port Windsor will be the catalyst that transforms the future of the Windsor-Essex region as a hub of integrated international transportation.

Our WPA Board of Directors

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Walter Benzinger

Chair

Appointment By:
Federal Government

Term:
February 9, 2024

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Anthony Mascaro

Vice-Chair

Appointment By:
City of Windsor

Term:
June 30, 2021

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Sophia
Chisholm

Director

Appointment By:
Provincial Government

Term:
February 9, 2024

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Thomas
Porter

Director

Appointment By:
Federal: User Group

Term:
June 28, 2021

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Karen Behune
Plunkett

Director

Appointment By:
Federal: User Group

Term:
June 30, 2023

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Tom
O'Brien

Director

Appointment By:
Federal: User Group

Term:
June 30, 2023

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Remy
Sirls

Director

Appointment By:
Federal: User Group

Term:
June 30, 2024

WPA Leadership Team

President and Chief Executive Officer

Steve Salmons was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Windsor Port Authority in 2018, bringing to the position extensive business experience in growth, development and economic expansion. Prior to joining Port Windsor, Steve oversaw community development in Lakeshore, held the positions of Senior Advisor to the Minister of Finance (Ontario) and Senior Advisor for the Herb Gray Parkway project, General Manager of Community Services at the City of Windsor, and CEO of the Windsor Public Library. Steve has spent his career serving in senior roles, providing strategic leadership with a consistent focus on economic expansion.

His education includes an MBA (Strategic Studies), an Honours BComm (Labour Relations) and a BA (Psychology) from the University of Windsor, ON. Steve serves as a Board member for the Association of Canadian Port Authorities and the Ontario Marine Coalition, Chamber of Marine Commerce, and is active with the Windsor Transportation Group.

Steve is a life-long resident of Windsor.

 

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Steven C Salmons

President & CEO

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Peter Berry

Director of Port Operations, Harbour Master

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Patricia Leblanc-Jaeger

Director of Finance and Administration

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Liz DiMenna

Administrative Assistant

WPA Leadership Team

President and Chief Executive Officer

Steve Salmons was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Windsor Port Authority in 2018, bringing to the position extensive business experience in growth, development and economic expansion. Prior to joining Port Windsor, Steve oversaw community development in Lakeshore, held the positions of Senior Advisor to the Minister of Finance (Ontario) and Senior Advisor for the Herb Gray Parkway project, General Manager of Community Services at the City of Windsor, and CEO of the Windsor Public Library. Steve has spent his career serving in senior roles, providing strategic leadership with a consistent focus on economic expansion.

His education includes an MBA (Strategic Studies), an Honours BComm (Labour Relations) and a BA (Psychology) from the University of Windsor, ON. Steve serves as a Board member for the Association of Canadian Port Authorities and the Ontario Marine Coalition, Chamber of Marine Commerce, and is active with the Windsor Transportation Group.

Steve is a life-long resident of Windsor.

 

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Steven C Salmons

President & CEO

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Peter Berry

Director of Port Operations, Harbour Master

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Patricia Leblanc-Jaeger

Director of Finance and Administration

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Liz DiMenna

Administrative Assistant
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Port Windsor will be the catalyst that transforms the future of the Windsor-Essex region as a hub of integrated international transportation.

CONTACT

wpa@portwindsor.com

519.258.5741

3190 Sandwich Street
Windsor, ON
N9C 1A6
Canada

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