NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A new slate has been elected to lead The Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA).
Drumeco Archer was elected president of the BAAA over the weekend following the association’s annual general meeting and election of officers at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.
Archer, who served as secretary general under the previous administration, defeated former president Rosamunde Carey, 41-26. Ravanno Ferguson will serve as Vice President (VP). He beat out Carl Oliver 38-31. Kermit Taylor was installed as of VP of Marketing and Public Relations over Phillip Gray, and Dawn Johnson was named VP of Business Operations.
Last week, Olympic gold medalist Shaunae Miller-Uibo openly endorsed Archer for BAAA President. She said his “concern for the athletes and their well-being” was what won her over.
Archer said that his team, dubbed Team Meco, will focus on bridging the gap between the administration and the athletes, and also enhancing the brand of the BAAA.
“I would be the first to confess that we (both athlete and administration) have a long, long way to go before we collectively can say that we have done all that we can to make our sport the best that it can be,” he said.
“With the good Lord’s will, I am determined to see more of you ascend to the podium, make a living from the sport and in exchange make you, your family and our country proud.”