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Timothy W. Kilduff, Executive Director

Tim is Executive Director and Foundation Founder

As Race Director for the Boston Marathon from 1983-84, he organized and led a small team that saved the Marathon, during a period of operational and financial crisis, and ensured the success it enjoys today. His contributions to the Marathon have continued for 30 years in creative ways including, broadcasting, fundraising, and non-profit development with each effort enhancing the Boston Marathon.
His experience includes corporate affairs, organization management, and internal and external communications, corporate philanthropy and community relations while working with technology companies, banking, small business, and community organizations. His experience includes emphasis in developing crisis communications, promotional, media, philanthropic, governmental, and marketing programs to effectively and strategically position clients with internal and external audiences.
His work has been recognized by the Reagan administration, Vice President Gore and Massachusetts governors Weld, King, and Dukakis, as well as Lt. Governor Healy (Romeny/Healy Administration). and was named by the MetroWest Daily News as a “Person of the Year” in 2001.

Michael R. Neece, Chairman

Michael has been involved with the 26.2 Foundation since 1995 when his wife volunteered him to move boxes of t-shirts and set-up a large tent for the 100th Boston Marathon. 
Besides his commitment to the Foundation, he is the co-founder and PResident at FlowLogic, a supply-chain software and services firm, creators of the "Jenyta" eMarketplace where buyers and suppliers collaborate across multiple supply chains to optimize market efficiencies.
He is also co-founder of 5 companies since the year 2000. He's a published author, an instrument-rated seaplane pilot, father of three and still a kid at heart. The companies he has started include health care, B2B, B2C and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) enterprises. He consults internationally on healthcare technology and solving the complex data and workflow integration challenges facing provider and payer organizations. He works with local, state, federal and international governments and for-profit organizations.
Michael is also a frequent contributor to the media including NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox News, Financial Times of London, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, US News & World Report, and many other online publications including MSNBC. His education includes a Masters of Engineering from Boston University and a BS in Physics from WPI.

Stephanie L. Whelan, Director

Stephanie has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2004.  A Hopkinton resident since 1998, she has been actively involved in the community, volunteering for organizations such as the Hopkinton Running Club, the Hopkinton Parent Teacher Association and the Hopkinton Education Foundation.  Stephanie is the 5K Race Director for the Sharon Timlin Memorial 5K Road Race to Cure ALS, which has generated more than $1 Million to fund ALS research at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

She graduated from Boston College with a B.S. in Business Administration.  After working in high tech sales and marketing for many years, Stephanie returned to Boston College and earned a Master of Education degree.  
An avid runner, Stephanie has completed 11 marathons, including 9 Boston Marathons.  She and her husband, John, have 3 children together.
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Caitlin Jacques

Caitlin has been involved with the 26.2 Foundation since 2013.  Caitlin serves as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors.  

Besides her commitment to the Foundation, Caitlin is a Senior Director at DiFilippo Corporate Finance Group, Inc.  She has over 14 years of broad financial services experience in business valuation and consulting, audit and general finance.  Caitlin is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Massachusetts.  Caitlin has performed valuations of businesses, business interests, financial instruments, and intangible assets for financial accounting and public reporting.  

Prior to the DiFilippo Corporate Finance Group, Caitlin worked at McGladrey and Bain Capital.  

Caitlin is a resident of Ashland, where she lives with her husband and three daughters.  She is an avid runner and has run three marathons, including two Boston Marathons.  


Leonard A. Holden, Director

Lifelong resident of Hopkinton

Served on various Town Boards and Committees, including being elected to the Board of Selectmen and Parks and Recreation Commission and serving as a Library Trustee.
Have had various positions in the Food Industry, starting at neighborhood supermarkets and currently a District Sales Manager with Utz Quality Foods, managing a sales force aggressively expanding Utz market share.
Became involved with the 26.2 Foundation, formerly the Hopkinton Athletic Association, while running for Selectman. Proud that the BAA Boston Marathon starts in Hopkinton and have watched it grow from a couple hundred runners to its present size just as  the 26.2 foundation has grown from selling T-shirts on the Common to now having a global presence.

Dimitri Kyriakides, Director

Dimitri is the worldwide Good-will-Ambassador for the municipality of Marathon Greece promoting the history of the city and that of the marathon run. (please google Dimitris Kyriakides for further information)

He is an honorary citizen of the cities of MARATHON Greece and HOPKINTON Massachusetts USA

And he is closely involved with the organizers of the ATHENS CLASSIC MARATHON

Mr Kyriakidies is involved with 15 marathon races around the world, including Boston, Marine Corps Marathon in Washington DC, Athens, Shanghai, Xiamen, Xian, Zhengzhou- Kaifeng, etc.

He created the MUSEUM OF MARATHON RUN in the city of Marathon Greece, and collaborated with the Mayor of Marathon Greece, to establish twin city relations with Hopkinton USA and Xia Men China where he is an honorary citizen.

Dimitris is fluent in English, Greek, Spanish and Portuguese

Joseph H. Baldiga, JD, Director

Joe is a partner at Mirick O'Connell Attorneys At Law, in the firm's Creditors' Rights, Bankruptcy and Reorganization Group.  He has extensive experience in the areas of creditor and debtor rights, bankruptcy proceedings, out-of-court loan restructurings, and the purchase and sale of distressed businesses, including extensive litigation experience and practice in bankruptcy courts throughout the United States. 
He has represented debtors, creditors, official and unofficial creditors' committees, trustees and receivers in all types of bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings, including involuntary proceedings. Since 1997, Joe has served as a panel Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee for the District of Massachusetts (Western Division) and has acted as an operating trustee and as a court-appointed examiner in numerous bankruptcy cases. He has also served as an appointed member of the Bankruptcy Court's Local Rules Advisory Committee and Electronic Case Filing Rules Committee, and in 2012 was appointed by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court for a five-year term to the Clients Security Board.
Joe was named a New England "Super Lawyer" by Boston magazine and Law & Politics in 2007, as well as a Massachusetts "Super Lawyer" every year since 2005.  Joe was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America ©2014 in the fields of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy (Copyright 2014) by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, SC). First listed 2006.  Joe was also named Best Lawyers' 2014 Worcester Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year."