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.

WPA Leadership Team

President and Chief Executive Officer

Steve Salmons was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Windsor Port Authority on his 60th birthday, May 1, 2018, bringing to the position extensive business experience in growth, development and economic expansion. Prior to joining Port Windsor, Steve oversaw community development and the construction of the Atlas Tube Centre 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. Following graduation, he served several years as Manager, Branch Services and Operations with the Royal Bank of Canada. Steve has spent his career serving in senior roles, providing 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 Transportation Forum, and The Windsor-Essex COVID Economic Task force, and is active on the Chamber of Marine Commerce High Water Taskforce.

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

Our Board of Directors

NameAppointment ByBoard DesignationCommittee MembershipTerm (Expiration Date)Background
Walter BenzingerFederal GovernmentChair Finance June 30, 2024Chartered Accountant
Anthony MascaroCity of WindsorVice-ChairGovernance June 30, 2021Chartered Accountant
Sophia ChisholmProvincial GovernmentGovernance February 9, 2024 Chartered Accountant
Thomas PorterFederal: User GroupFinance June 28, 2021 Lawyer
Karen Behune PlunkettFederal: User GroupGovernance (Chair)June 30, 2023 Entrepreneur
Tom O'BrienFederal: User GroupFinance (Chair)June 30, 2023Entrepreneur
Remy SirlsFederal: User GroupFinance June 30, 2024Senior Management
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