The Board of Directors of the Dashing Whippets is elected at the annual meeting each March. New members are selected by the previous board and approved by a vote of a quorum of the membership body. The board then selects officers from among itself by majority vote. The 2024–2025 board of directors is below.

Club Officers

President — Jeremy Arthur

Jeremy Arthur looking victorious

After a few dispiriting marathons, Jeremy joined the Whippets in 2016 and never looked back: he competes in all road distances, though his passion resides in 26.2. What he enjoys most about the Whippets is its blend of community, ambition, and fun: he is the regular host for Saturday long runs and always keen to discuss running goals at all levels — often overly so (just ask anyone who’s joined him on a 20-miler). He’s deeply committed to both the team and its members.

Vice President — Stephanie Diacovo

Stephanie Diacovo charging to the finish

Stephanie fell in love with running post-college and joined the Whippets after completing her first marathon in 2018 (training is a lot more fun with friends). Since then, she’s been an active member of the team, hosting Thursday nights for a few years and joining the group for long runs on Saturdays. She’s forever grateful for her inspiring teammates and training partners that have positively pushed her to faster and faster limits, leading her to drop her overall marathon PR by over an hour.

Treasurer — Anthony Amato

Anthony Amato running through Staten Island

Meet Anthony, a native New Yorker, avid runner, and team Treasurer who has been part of our team since 2016. After a hiatus from running, Anthony is back on track, eager to regain his fitness and surpass previous milestones, whether running loops in Central Park or utilizing his commute for a workout.

Secretary — Kat Mayer


At-Large Members

Stephen Cox

Stephen Cox at 2023 DWRT Track Meet

Stephen has been an active member of the Whippets since 2019. He runs the weekly track workouts on Thursday at the East River Track and organizes the Performance Team. His background is in ultra running on trails but he has learned to love road and track races since moving to NYC and joining the team. He’s always happy to discuss training and race goals, especially over a beer after a Thursday workout.

Bobby Liu

Ronny Marte

Laziza Rakhimova

Laziza at the Brooklyn Mile

Laziza started casually running in Montreal and when she moved to New York (for the second time) she joined whippets in 2018. The team helped her set and achieve running goals, run her first marathon and set a big marathon PR. She gained so many friends during these long miles! Laziza has been actively hosting workouts in Manhattan and easy runs in Brooklyn. After moving to Brooklyn she got involved in team activities there, and she can be always contacted via WhatsApp or slack for any team questions. You can find her at workouts in Prospect Park and at easy runs.

Angela Petrone