Sr. Vice President of Public Finance and Capital Strategy
Todd Castellini has led The Port’s Public Finance work since 2016, expanding the organization’s expertise and relationships within the Greater Cincinnati business community. He was promoted to Vice President of Public Finance in 2017 and was selected to lead The Port’s Industrial Development strategy in November 2021, effectively merging the two practices of The Port’s work under Todd’s leadership to draw upon their natural synergies and connections. This was a critical step to enable the organization to accelerate its industrial work. Todd’s efforts have been instrumental in furthering The Port’s Industrial Development Practice to prepare underutilized sites to attract advanced manufacturing operations to create jobs.
In his current role as Senior Vice President of Public Finance and Capital Strategy, Todd spearheads The Port’s nationally recognized public finance program to support transformative economic and community development efforts in Cincinnati and Hamilton County. He is also responsible for the development, leadership, and execution of The Port’s strategies for capital fundraising and investment, including ESG (environmental, social, and governance).
Before joining The Port, Todd was a vice president at Fifth Third Bank for 16 years in various client-focused financial management and commercial banking positions, acquiring and range of experience, including commercial real estate, government banking, and institutional custody.
Todd holds a BS in marketing from Xavier University. He has a long-standing commitment to civic engagement, including board positions at the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance, where he serves on the finance committee. Todd also serves on the Artswave Community Campaign Cabinet and has helped achieve fundraising cabinet goals for five consecutive years.
Todd was elected Secretary of the Ohio Council of Port Authorities (OCPA) for a two-year term at the October 2018 meeting of the members. His term began in January 2019. OCPA is an association representing the 58 port authorities established under Chapter 4582 of the Ohio Revised Code with the mission to “foster and encourage the participation of private enterprise in the development of port authority facilities to the fullest extent it considers feasible.” Todd is a member of Leadership Cincinnati, Class 43.