Shriver has held the chairman and CEO roles for eight years. With Froetscher now taking the CEO role, Shriver will be spending more time promoting the mission of Special Olympics through meetings with world leaders and top business executives. He'll visit and take part in Special Olympics activities worldwide, writing and speaking about his experiences for local and global audiences. As chairman, he will continue to lead the international board of directors while providing advice to CEO Froetscher.
Froetscher's new role is to lead the organization day-to-day. The CEO is responsible for budgeting, personnel, planning, implementation of initiatives and assessing progress. Fundamentally, the CEO is charged with fulfilling the mission of Special Olympics.
"I am thrilled to welcome Janet," Shriver said. “I know Janet will embody our mission wholeheartedly."