Joann E. Flaminio has been a regular member of the Boston Athletic Association since 1993 and on the B.A.A. Board of Governors since 1996. She was elected as the 23rd President of the Boston Athletic Association effective January 1, 2011.
Flaminio brings a proven track record of strategic management, legal expertise, and superior leadership skills to her new role. In the 123 years of the Association, the Worcester, Massachusetts native is the first woman to be named president.
In this role, Flaminio will work closely with B.A.A. Executive Director Thomas Grilk on executing the B.A.A.’s strategy, and with Senior Director for External Affairs Guy Morse to oversee the community outreach and philanthropic mission of the B.A.A.
With rich knowledge of the B.A.A. and an appreciation for its history, Flaminio is committed to maintaining the Boston Marathon as one of the pre-eminent road races in the world.
In her 14 years with the B.A.A. Board of Governors, Flaminio has worked hard to strengthen the B.A.A. as an organization, and to solidify the long-term financial security of the Boston Marathon thus enabling the continued expansion of its athletic programming.
She is a graduate of Tufts University in Massachusetts and earned a law degree from Suffolk University in Boston in 1983. A recreational runner, she is a frequent participant at New England road races, including the B.A.A. 5K. She currently resides in Providence, Rhode Island.