Mary Davis is the Chief Executive Officer of Special Olympics. She has been a longtime leader within the Special Olympics movement and currently leads an international team of over 250 professionals throughout the world.
Davis started with Special Olympics soon after college as a local program volunteer and coach. Since then, she accomplished a great deal in a series of leadership roles, including:
- Being an integral member of the team that created Special Olympics’ first-ever Regional Games, the 1985 Special Olympics European Games.
- Building a powerful national program as CEO of Special Olympics Ireland.
- Globalizing the movement as CEO of the first Special Olympics World Summer Games held outside the US, the 2003 Games in Ireland.
- Serving as President & Managing Director of Europe Eurasia for eight years.
Davis was awarded a Person of the Year Award for her work on the 2003 World Summer Games and her years of service with Special Olympics Ireland. She is married to Julian Davis and has four children: Jonathan, Rebecca, Emma, and Patrick. Davis is an athlete; she has run the New York City Marathon and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Blanc.
Timothy Shriver, Ph.D
Chairman of the Board
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Alicia Bazzano, MD, PhD, MPH
Chief Health Officer
Chief Human Resources Officer
Chief Legal Officer; Secretary, Board of Directors
Chief Inspiration Officer; Vice Chair, Board of Directors
John Dow, Ph.D
Chief, Regional & Program Operations
Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Chief of Staff to the Office of the Chairman
Jacqueline Jodl, Ph.D
Senior Vice President of Global Youth and Education
Vice President Organizational Excellence
Chief of Sport and Competition
Chief Information and Technology Officer