Nicole J. Preston

Nicole Preston brings more than thirty years of experience in corporate and non-profit organizations both in the U.S. and abroad. As President and CEO of Special Olympics DC, she leads a team who provides sport, health and inclusion programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the District. Previously, Nicole was Managing Director of National Campaign Development at the American Diabetes Association for twelve years, leading their signature fundraising events. Prior to that role, she managed large-scale charity events for several charitable organizations including the AIDSRide cycling events and 3-Day Breast Cancer walks. Nicole began her career in finance, working for Fortune 100 companies Pepsico and Hewlett-Packard. She was on the opening team of Euro-Disney in Paris, then managed the operations of American companies in France. Nicole is a lifelong athlete who has competed in many sports, and continues to be an avid cyclist, skier and tennis player.