Chief Marketing Officer


Kirsten Suto Seckler

Kirsten Suto Seckler

As the Chief Marketing Officer for Special Olympics International (SOI), Seckler leads branding, marketing, and communications for the movement. In her role, she oversees a team that is working creatively to challenge perceptions about people with intellectual disabilities and build awareness of and engagement with the Special Olympics movement. M Seckler has been with the Special Olympics movement for more than 19 years, starting with Special Olympics Wisconsin and joined SOI in 2000. She is a member of the Executive Leadership team and over her time with the movement she has been involved in many initiatives and the growth of Special Olympics around the world. That work includes 10 World Games both Winter and Summer, film premiers, policy summits, concerts and conferences supporting Special Olympics, and the launch of new programming in the areas of health, education and community building. 

Seckler is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University for the Master of Professional Studies Sports Industry Management Program. Previous to joining Special Olympics, Seckler working in the marketing department at Kraft where she managed the experiential marketing tour of the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. 

Seckler also spent five years working as a print journalist. In 2009, Seckler was an honoree of the Washington Women in Public Relations Woman of the Year Award. She is a member of the National Press Club, the American Marketing Association and Association for Women in Sports Media. Seckler lives in Virginia with her husband and two children.