Richard Dimino

Richard Dimino has served as President & CEO of A Better City (ABC) since 1995. Under his leadership, ABC has achieved major accomplishments including helping to keep Boston open for business during the construction of one of the country’s most complex highway projects, the Central Artery/Tunnel Project. In addition, he influenced the planning, design and development of a twenty-seven acre corridor along Boston’s waterfront. Through Mr. Dimino’s guidance, ABC recently played a key role in shaping Massachusetts’ Transportation Reform Legislation which led to the launching of the new Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). Prior to A Better City, Mr. Dimino served as Vice President and Deputy Manager of Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation’s Transportation Business Sector, and as Boston?s Commissioner of Transportation where he oversaw a 400-plus member department that developed and implemented all transportation policies and projects for the City. Mr. Dimino currently serves as Board President for the Boston Harbor Association, Chairman Emeritus of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), is a member of the Freedom Trail Foundation and serves on the Massachusetts Convention Partnership. Mr. Dimino received his Master’s in Business Administration from Boston University in 1994 and is a 1978 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Northeastern University. In 1991 he completed a Loeb Fellowship at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, focusing on urban policy and design, transportation planning, architecture and economics. Mr. Dimino is a lecturer and studio critic at Harvard University where he currently teaches “Transportation Planning and Development,? and has been an adjunct professor at Boston University.