Tom Grilk is the retired Chief Executive Officer of the Boston Athletic Association | Boston Marathon.
He served as President of the B.A.A. beginning in 2003, becoming Executive Director in 2011, and then serving as President & CEO from 2016 until 2022. He was a member of the Abbott World Marathon Majors Board of Directors from 2011 – 2022, having initially incorporated the organization in 2006.
In addition to his duties as the B.A.A.’s Chief Executive Officer, he served as the Boston Marathon’s finish line announcer from 1979 through 2013, and he is a former marathon competitor, with a personal best of 2:49 and a personal best at Boston of 2:54.
He was for many years a corporate and business lawyer, both with the Boston law firm Hale and Dorr and serving as counsel and general counsel to Boston area technology companies. He and his wife lived for three years in Tokyo, Japan. He is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Michigan Law School.
In 2018 he was recognized by Boston Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Boston.