Board of Directors

Special Olympics' volunteer Board of Directors determines international policies. The board is composed of business and sport leaders, professional athletes, educators and experts in intellectual disabilities from around the world.
Mr. William Alford
Lead Director & Vice Chair
Loretta Claiborne
Chief Inspiration Officer; Vice Chair
Angelo Moratti
Vice Chair
Michelle Kwan
Mary Davis
Chief Executive Officer
Angela Ciccolo
Chief Legal Officer; Secretary
Board Members
Jamie Aleman in front of a gray backdrop. he has on a dark suit and tie with a white button up shirt.
Former Ambassador of Panama to the United States; Senior Partner, Aleman, Cordero, Galindo & Lee
Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba in a dark suite, white shirt, and yellow,gold, and black striped tie.
UAE Ambassador to the US; Special Olympics
Sharon Bollenbach smiling for a professional photo in a black suite and pink shirt in front of a gray sky background.
International Advisory Committee North America Representative; CEO, Special Olympics Canada
Ernest Bower
President & CEO, Bower Group Asia
Ambassador Nicholas Burns
Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Dr. Clement Chileshe
International Advisory Committee Africa Representative; Vice Chairperson, Special Olympics Zambia
Jim Clements headshot.
President, Clemson University
Bart Conner
Sports Broadcaster; Olympic Gymnastics Gold Medalist
Nyasha standing for a professional photo wearing a red long sleeve Special Olympics polo.
Chair, Special Olympics Global Athlete Congress; Special Olympics Zimbabwe Athlete
Yolanda Eleta de Varela
President, Special Olympics Panama; Member, Latin America Strategic Advisory Council
Anne Finucane
Vice Chairman, Bank of America
Jennifer Fortner sitting for professional photo with a blue sky background.
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Chicago
Ambassador Luis Gallegos
Former Ambassador from Ecuador to the United States; Chairman, Global UN Partnership for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies; President, International Rehabilitation Foundation
Benjamin Haack
Special Olympics Athlete, Australia
Dale Jones in a blue shirt, suite, and patterned tie.
President & CEO, Diversified Search
Nils Kastberg
Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, UNICEF
Muhtar Kent
Former Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company
Ronak Lakhani
General Secretary, Special Olympics Pakistan
Ray Lane
Managing Partner, GreatPoint Ventures; Strategic Advisor, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Li Ruigang
Founding Chairman of CMC Capital Partners
Glenn Lyon
Former Chairman & CEO, Finish Line
Photo of Dr. Karoly Mirnics
Director, Munroe-Meyer Institute; Hattie B. Munroe Professor of Psychiatry, Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
Dikembe Mutombo
President & CEO, The Dikembe Mutombo Foundation; Former NBA Player
Hon. Na Kyung Won
Chair, Special Olympics Korea; Congresswoman, Korean National Assembly
Carolina Picasso
International Advisory Committee Latin America Representative; President, Special Olympics Chile
Satish Pillai.jpg
Chair, Special Olympics Bharat; Attorney; Former Ambassador of Panama to the United States
Professional photo of James Quincey sitting on a red high-backed couch.
Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company
Eleni Rossides
International Advisory Committee Europe Eurasia Representative; National Director, Special Olympics Cyprus
David Sable with his arms cross in a navy blue suite in front of a black and white wall.
Non-Executive Chairman, Young & Rubicam
Kim Samuel
President, The Samuel Family Foundation
Dr. Shi Derong
Chief Advisor, Dongyi Capital; Chairman, Shanghai Private Equity Association
Bobby Shriver
Activist; Attorney
Mark Shriver smiling for a professional photo. He's outside in front of greenery.
Senior Vice President, U.S. Programs and Advocacy, Save the Children; CEO, Save the Children Action Network
Maria Gabriela Sigala
Activist; Philanthropist; Attorney
Arne Sorenson smiling for professional photo
CEO, Marriott International
Gloria Torruco headshot
Philanthropist and Founder of El Espacio de Michelle ("Michelle’s Space")
Natalia Vodianova
Model; Philanthropist; Film Actress
Vanessa Williams
Actress; Recording Artist
Yang Lan in a blue business suite.
Founding Chairperson, Sun Culture Media Group and Sun Culture Foundation; Journalist; Philanthropist