CEO & President, New Balance
Joe Preston is President & CEO of New Balance Athletics, Inc., a $4 billion global sportswear brand with more than 7,500 associates and 3,500 retail locations worldwide. New Balance is recognized for its long-standing commitment to domestic manufacturing and currently owns and operates five footwear factories in Maine, Massachusetts and Flimby, England.
Joe is a 25+ year footwear industry veteran who began his career at New Balance in 1995 as Sr Product Manager Running & Lifestyle. He progressed through the company in roles including Vice President, Asia Pacific; Executive Vice President International; Executive Vice President, Global Product & Marketing and Chief Commercial Officer before being named as President & CEO in 2018.
Joe earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Merrimack College and an MBA from Babson Graduate School of Business.
Joe serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees for The Sports Museum, a non-profit educational institute that uses Boston’s rich sports heritage to help build character in kids. He is also a board member of the American Apparel & Footwear Association and the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America as well as a member of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable.
Joe joined the Two Ten Board of Directors in 2019. Currently, Joe is a member of the Executive and Strategy Committees and serves as Board Vice-Chair.