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The Special Olympics International Board of Directors


  • Timothy P. Shriver, Ph.D., Chairman of the Board

  • Stephen M. Carter, Lead Director & Vice Chair, Chief Executive Officer, Superior Essex, Inc.

  • Nadia Comaneci, Vice Chair, Olympic Gymnastics Gold Medalist

  • Raymond J. Lane, Vice Chair, Managing Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Board Members

  • William Alford, Professor, Harvard Law School

  • HRH Princess Lalla Amina, IAC Middle East/North Africa Representative, Honorary Chairperson,Special Olympics Morocco

  • Peter Arnell, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer,, Arnell Group Brand Consulting

  • Edward Barbanell, Actor, "The Ringer"

  • Folashade Bolumole, IAC Africa Representative, Program National Director,, Special Olympics Nigeria

  • David Braddock, Ph.D., Executive Director, Coleman Institute , Associate Vice President for Research, University of Colorado System

  • Fernando Ceballos, IAC Latin America Representative, President, Special Olympics Honduras

  • Loretta Claiborne, Special Olympics Athlete, USA, Holder of Honorary Doctorate Degrees from Quinnipiac University and Villanova University

  • Bart Conner, Sports Broadcaster, Olympic Gymnastics Gold Medalist, Member, International Gymnastics Hall of Fame

  • Donna de Varona, Sports Broadcaster, Olympic Swimming Gold Medalist

  • Yolanda Eleta de Varela, Board President, Special Olympics Panama, Member, Latin America Strategic Advisory Council

  • Jay Emmett, President, Redwood Productions

  • Kevin M. Farr, Chief Financial Officer, Mattel, Inc.

  • Anne Finucane, Chief Marketing Officer and President, Northeast, Bank of America

  • HE Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, President, Republic of Iceland

  • Scott Hamilton, Sports Broadcaster, Olympic Ice Skating Gold Medalist

  • Jia Yong, IAC East Asia Representative, Executive Chairman, Special Olympics China

  • Kim Samuel Johnson, Director, The Samuel Group

  • Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company

  • Ossie Kilkenny, International Entrepreneur, Founder, O.J. Kilkenny & Company

  • J. Brady Lum, President and Chief Operating Officer

  • John F. Manley, Private Investor

  • Angelo Moratti, Chairman, Special Olympics Italy, Vice Chairman, SARAS S.p.A

  • Florence Nabayinda, Special Olympics Athlete, Uganda, Sargent Shriver 30th Anniversary Global Messenger

  • Bob Norbie, IAC North America Representative, Executive Director, Special Olympics Montana

  • Dr. Andrey Pavlov, Chairman, Special Olympics Russia, Ministry of Science & Technologies of the Russian Federation

  • Samuel Perkins, Vice President of Player Relations, Indiana Pacers

  • Dr. Mathews Phosa, Chairman, Special Olympics South Africa

  • David Rutherford, IAC Asia Pacific Representative, Chairman, Special Olympics New Zealand

  • Gulya Saidova, IAC Europe/Eurasia Representative, National Director, Special Olympics Uzbekistan

  • Maria Shriver, First Lady of California, Broadcast Journalist and Author

  • Sargent Shriver, Chairman Emeritus

  • HE Vivian Fernandez de Torrijos, Former First Lady of the Republic of Panama

  • Vanessa Williams, Actress and Recording Artist

  • Dr. Dicken Yung, Former President of Special Olympics East Asia

The Special Olympics Global Leadership Team

Special Olympics is led by a senior management team with broad corporate and nonprofit experience. Seven regional offices around the world are headed up by managing directors who support the ongoing growth and development of programs in their regions.

Senior Management Team

Regional Managing Directors

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