The Bermuda Olympic Association (BOA) has named Branwen Smith-King its new Secretary General, effective February 10th, 2020. In recognition of the increased demands on the BOA’s administrative team in managing relationships with global sports organizations and their associated committees, Smith-King will work full-time as Secretary General. Stanley Douglas, who served as the previous Secretary General on a part-time basis for three years, has been named Second Vice President.
Smith-King was previously the Executive Director of the Bermuda Sloop Foundation since 2017, an organization she joined after a 35-year career in Athletics, including at Tufts University where she served as Head Women’s Track & Field/Cross‐Country Coach and Assistant Director of Athletics. She has also held several NCAA Committee sport leadership positions during her career which helped establish programmatic and policy protocols for its membership.
Smith-King was born and grew up in Bermuda and represented the island in Track and Field at Pan Am, Commonwealth and the CARIFTA Games, including the first CARIFTA Games (Barbados 1972) where she won gold in shot put. She later attended Springfield College in Massachusetts and LSU for undergraduate and graduate studies. She has also served as an Athletic Trainer for several of Bermuda’s national sports teams.
Judy Simons, BOA President said, “We are so pleased that Smith-King has agreed to take up the post of Secretary General. With her background as an athlete and coach, and latterly as an executive in a local charitable organization, she has the perfect background and experience to fill the demands of this important role and help the BOA continue to assist in the development of Bermuda’s elite athletes and ensure their participation at major international sports festivals. We look forward to having Smith-King on board.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Stanley Douglas for his many contributions to the BOA as Secretary General. We are pleased that he will continue to be part of the BOA Executive Team.”