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Special Olympics Board of Directors

Special Olympics guides local, area, state/provincial and national Programs around the world. A volunteer Board of Directors determines international policies and is composed of business and sport leaders, professional athletes, educators and experts in intellectual disabilities from around the world.


Timothy P. Shriver, Ph.D.

Chairman, Board of Directors
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Janet Froetscher

Chief Executive Officer
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Stephen M. Carter

Lead Director & Vice Chair
Former President and CEO
Superior Essex, Inc.

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Ossie Kilkenny

International Entrepreneur
Founder, O.J. Kilkenny & Company
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Raymond J. Lane

Vice Chair 
Managing Partner
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
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Angela Ciccolo


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Bart Conner

Vice Chair
Sports Broadcaster
Olympic Gymnastics Gold Medalist
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Jocelyn Starzak

Assistant Secretary

Board Members

Mr. Mohammed M. Al Hameli

IAC Middle East North Africa Representative Chairman, Special Olympics United Arab Emirates and Deputy Chairman & Secretary General, Zayed Higher Organization (ZHO) 

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Edward Barbanell

Actor, "The Ringer"
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Enrique Borja

Mexican Football Hall of Fame Member and Director of International Relations, CONCACAF 
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Mr. Ernest Z. Bower

President & CEO, Bower Group Asia
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Dr. David Braddock

Executive Director, Coleman Institute
for Cognitive Disabilities
Associate Vice President for Research, University of Colorado System
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Nicholas Burns

Former Under Secretary of State
Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government Professor

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HSH Princess Charlene de Monaco

Princess of Monaco

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Loretta Claiborne

Special Olympics Athlete, USA
Honorary Doctorate Degrees from Quinnipiac University and Villanova University
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Nadia Comaneci

Olympic Gymnastics Gold Medalist
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Donna de Varona

Sports Broadcaster
Olympic Swimming Gold Medalist
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Dr. Elisabeth Dykens

Director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for
Research on Human Development
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Yolanda Eleta de Varela

President, Special Olympics Panama
Member, Latin America Strategic Advisory Council
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Jay Emmett

President, Redwood Productions
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Kevin M. Farr

Chief Financial Officer, Mattel, Inc.
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HE Vivian Fernández de Torrijos

Former First Lady of the Republic of Panama
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Anne Finucane

Global Strategy and Marketing Officer, Northeast, Bank of America
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H.E. Mr. Luis Gallegos

Former Ambassador from Ecuador to the United States and Chairman of the Global UN Partnership for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies and Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations in Geneva.  Vice President and Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council.
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Dr. Federico Garcia-Godoy

IAC Latin America Representative Dean of the
Iberoamerican School of Graduate Dentists and the Chairman of Special Olympics
Dominican Republic
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Benjamin Haack

Special Olympics athlete from Australia
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Scott Hamilton

Sports Broadcaster
Olympic Figure Skating Gold Medalist           

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Mr. Nils Kastberg

International Development Consultant
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Muhtar Kent

Chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company
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Kim Byeong Deok

Global Membership Team Area Leader for Korea
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Michelle Kwan

Figure Skating Champion
U.S. Public Diplomacy Envoy
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Ronak Igbal Lakhani

IAC Asia Pacific Representative
General Secretary, Special Olympics Pakistan 

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Andrew Liveris

Chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company                                        

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Larry Lucchino

President and CEO, Boston Red Sox
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Georgia Milton-Sheats

IAC North America Representative
CEO, Special Olympics Georgia
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Mr. Yao Ming

Retired NBA Star
Olympic Basketball Player 

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Katie Burke Mitic

Platform Marketing, Facebook
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Peter Mazunda

IAC Africa Representative
Board Chairman, Special Olympics Malawi
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Angelo Moratti

Chairman, Special Olympics Italy
Vice Chairman, SARAS S.p.A
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Dikembe Mutombo

NBA Legend
Chairman and President of the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation

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Hon. Na Kyung Won

Honorary Chair, Special Olympics Korea
Chairman and CEO, 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games

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Samuel Perkins

NBA Player Consultant and Olympic Gold Medalist
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Gulya Saidova

IAC Europe/Eurasia Representative
National Director, Special Olympics Uzbekistan
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Kim Samuel

Director, The Samuel Group
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Hon. Maria Shriver

Former First Lady of California
Broadcast Journalist and Author
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Matthew Williams

Chair, Global Athlete Congress
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Vanessa Williams

Actor and Recording Artist
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Dr. Dicken Yung

Former President, Special Olympics East Asia
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