Bill Annino Bio

Bill Annino


Bill has over thirty years’ experience leading businesses in the nonprofit sector.  He is well versed in fund raising techniques, donor retention programs, and streamlining operations for nonprofits.

Bill served as President of the Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island chapters Junior Achievement (JA) and as Corporate Senior Vice President of JA Worldwide.  During his career with JA, Bill turned around operations to yield a surplus, built organizational liaisons with government and the private sectors, and increased the number of corporate donors by 500% and non-corporate donors by 1000%.  This yielded additional income of $2.5 million annually.  The extra funds allowed for additional students to participate in JA programs and with these successes, allowed for recruitment of business savvy individuals who further strengthen the organization.  He was also instrumental in the nationwide development and launch of JA web based educational programs.

Earlier in his career, Bill gathered national recognition for his creativity, development, and delivering of programs for Junior Achievement.  Bill was a member of the JA organization while in High School in New Britain, Connecticut and, while in college, accepted his first full-time position as their Program Manager for Western Connecticut.  In this role, Bill focused on the delivery of programs for disadvantaged children.  Then selected as the Executive Director of JA in Hartford, Connecticut, Bill continued to expand and develop JA programs throughout Central Connecticut.  Bill’s tenure in Hartford had him directly involved with one of the nation’s best nonprofit Board of Directors.

Bill provided the same leadership to organizations such as the Markman Children’s Program and at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth where he served as Assistant Chancellor of the Advancement office.

Bill’s many achievements have been recognized both in and out of Junior Achievement.  Prior to his retirement, the Boston Celtics recognized Bill, an avid New England sports fan, as a “Heroes Among Us” for his exemplary efforts and invaluable contributions to the youth of Greater Boston.

Bill holds an undergraduate degree from Central Connecticut State University.