Regional President & Managing Director, North America


Marc Edenzon, Regional President & Managing Director, North America

Edenzon oversees Program operations in Canada, the United States and Caribbean. He oversees Program operations, provides strategic direction, and engages with governments and the private sector to raise awareness and gain support. He also leads fund-raising efforts for the region. 

Edenzon previously served as the President and CEO of Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ). Edenzon has worked in the field of developmental disabilities for 43 years, the past 33 employed with the Special Olympics movement. He started his involvement in 1975 in the field of Special Education and as a volunteer coach and sport director, joining the staff of SONJ in 1984. Beginning in the late 1980s, Marc worked for Special Olympics International (SOI) Headquarters in Washington DC as Sports Training Director before returning to New Jersey and later assuming the position of President and CEO at SONJ, where he served for twenty years. Edenzon received his BS from Rutgers College and his MAA from The College of New Jersey. He is married with three children, his youngest a Special Olympics athlete.