“A Conversation With MassPort CEO Thomas Glynn & Hanscom AFB Deputy Director Thomas Fredericks”

Representative Jay Kaufman’s award winning public policy forum, “OPEN HOUSE”, brings yet another very important topic for Lexington-area residents, the role that Hanscom Field and Hanscom Air Force Base play in the community and the Commonwealth. The forum will be held Thursday, November 21st, from 7PM-8PM at the historic Depot in Lexington, (13 Depot Square in Lexington Center).

Joining Representative Kaufman is MassPort CEO Thomas Glynn, and Hanscom Air Force Base Deputy Director Thomas Fredericks. Governor Deval Patrick appointed Mr. Glynn Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) in November, 2012. Mr. Glynn oversees a $564 million, 1,100-person agency that owns and operates Boston Logan International Airport, Hanscom Field in Bedford, Worcester Regional Airport, the Port of Boston’s Conley Container Terminal and Black Falcon Cruise Terminal. Prior to coming to Massport, Glynn was Chief Operating Officer of Partners HealthCare, a network of teaching hospitals and neighborhood health centers that includes Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Mr. Fredericks, a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, serves as Deputy Director of the 66th Air Base Group, Hanscom Air Force Base. The group supports the overall mission of providing base, regional, and readiness support for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, supervises all base program execution and administration, the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and the Massachusetts National Guard’s Joint Force Headquarters. Prior to assuming his current position, he served as Division Chief of the Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom AFB.

What’s the history of Hanscom Field and Hanscom AFB? How important is Hanscom AFB to civil preparedness for the Commonwealth? Where does Hanscom fit in with the country’s overall national defense? What role does MassPort play in the operation of Hanscom? What would you like to see for the future of Hanscom?

In 1997, OPEN HOUSE was awarded the prestigious Beacon Award, cable television’s equivalent of an Emmy, as the nation’s best government relations series. The series was also named the best television series by Massachusetts Cable Television Commission. The OPEN HOUSE series is produced through a partnership between Representative Kaufman and LexMedia which records the forums for broadcast in Lexington and Woburn.