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Company Overview of Special Olympics, Inc.

Company Overview

Special Olympics, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia.

1133 19th Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20036

United States

Founded in 1968





Key Executives for Special Olympics, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 54
President and Chief Operating Officer
Managing Director for North America
Director of Global Marketing & Awareness
Chief Development Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Special Olympics, Inc. Key Developments

Special Olympics International Announces Executive Appointments

The Special Olympics International announced that Bill Alford has rejoined to its Board. As Chair of the Research and Policy Committee, he made important and generous contributions of his time and legal expertise which advanced research and advocacy on behalf of people with intellectual disabilities worldwide. The company appointed Glenn S. Lyon to its Board. As Chairman and CEO of Finish Line, Glenn brings extraordinary business acumen and a strategic perspective. Additionally the company announced Peter Mazunda, Chairman of Special Olympics Malawi who was selected by the Africa leadership council to serve as its representative on the International Advisory Committee and Special Olympics International Board of Directors. William Bill Alford served as a member of the Board of Directors of Special Olympics International from 2005--2013 and will begin his next term on January 1, 2015. Glenn S. Lyon serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Finish Line, Inc. Prior to joining Finish Line, Mr. Lyon served as President/CEO of Paul Harris Stores, Inc. Peter Mazunda, the Managing Director for Xtra Solutions Communications Group, is a Director of Photography, Film Director and Cameraman in Malawi. Peter trained in television engineering, television production, television journalism and computer engineering in Namibia with the Namibia Broadcasting Cooperation and has been associated with the Training Institute of African Media Communicators, the Thompson Foundation, and Deutsche Welle Television Training Centre in Germany.

Special Olympics Announces Kelli Seely as Chief Development Officer

Special Olympics announced Kelli Seely as Chief Development Officer. Seely, who began working at Special Olympics in May, is leading Special Olympics' development team of 24 which is comprised of corporate relations, major gifts, annual giving, event fundraising, direct marketing and online giving. Prior to joining Special Olympics, Seely served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer of the United Service Organization (USO) headquartered in Washington, D.C. She joins the Special Olympics leadership team that reports to Janet Froetscher, Chief Executive Officer, and will lead the global team from Special Olympics International office in Washington, D.C.

Special Olympics, Inc. Announces Executive Changes

Special Olympics announced the appointment of Janet Froetscher as Chief Executive Officer. Froetscher will join Special Olympics effective 21st October 2013 and will work from Special Olympics' global headquarters in Washington, D.C. She will have full responsibility for leading the organization and all of its functions in seeking to fulfill the mission and achievement of the goals of Special Olympics' strategic plan. Dr. Timothy P. Shriver, who served as Chairman and CEO of Special Olympics since 2003, will maintain his role as Chairman of Special Olympics and be an Ambassador of the mission of the Special Olympics movement. He will continue to be based at Special Olympics in Washington, D.C. and work with Froetscher and Movement leaders around the world to help advance the ultimate goal of Special Olympics. Froetscher transitions to Special Olympics from her role as President & CEO of the National Safety Council (NSC), previous to her role with the NSC, she was the President and CEO of the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago.

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