Richard Davey, former Massachusetts secretary of transportation, has been named chief executive officer of Boston 2024 – the non-profit organization working to bring the Summer Olympics and Paralympics to Boston in 2024 – as it enters the next phase of its Olympic bid.
Davey succeeds Dan O’Connell who helped lead Boston 2024 during the successful initial phase of it efforts to bring the Games to Boston, culminating in the decision of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) on December 8th to partner with Boston on a bid to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
“This is a terrific opportunity to build upon all the great work and planning that has already been done,” said Davey. “But in many ways this is just the beginning. Over the next year we will be in every community in Boston – and in every region of the state – to get the thoughts and input of the public on what a 2024 Games would look like and the kind of legacy it could and should leave for Massachusetts.”