Thomas Polansky

Vice President for Operations and Facilities
Department: Operations and Facilities

Thomas Polansky joined The Huntington in April 2021 as vice president for operations and facilities overseeing all buildings and facilities across the 207-acre property, master planning and space use, security, custodial services, safety and emergency planning, infrastructure, construction, and project management, among other related areas. He is responsible for more than 130 staff.

Prior to joining The Huntington, Thomas served as associate vice president of facilities management at Occidental College where he was responsible for master planning, construction, maintenance, environmental health and safety, custodial services, and a staff of more than 80. Major initiatives included construction of a new aquatic and tennis center, a recording studio, offices, science labs, landscapes, and classrooms. Before going to Oxy, Polansky served as director of facilities management for Abode Communities, a nonprofit providing affordable housing in the Los Angeles area. He also has served as a project manager at UCLA and headed his own architectural firm in the early 2000s.

Polansky has a bachelor's degree from UCLA and a master's in architecture from the University of Virginia.