Timothy Shriver leads the Special Olympics International Board of Directors, and together with 6 million Special Olympics athletes in more than 200 countries, promotes health, education, and a more unified world through the joy of sport.
Shriver joined Special Olympics in 1996. He has been a leading educator who focuses on the social and emotional factors in learning. He co-founded and currently chairs the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), the leading school reform organization in the field of social and emotional learning. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Co-Chairman of the National Commission on Social and Emotional Learning, President of the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation, Member of the Board of Directors for the WPP Group, LLC, and a co-founder of Lovin’ Scoopful Ice Cream Company.
Shriver earned his undergraduate degree from Yale University, a Master's Degree from Catholic University, and holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of Connecticut. He has produced four films, authored The New York Times bestselling book Fully Alive – Discovering What Matters Most, and has written for dozens of newspapers and magazines. Shriver and his wife, Linda Potter, reside in the Washington, D.C. area and have five adult children.
Timothy Shriver, Ph.D
Chairman of the Board
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Human Resources Officer
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
Brandon M. Fitzgerald
Chief Legal Officer; Secretary, Board of Directors
Jacqueline Jodl, Ph.D
Chief, Global Youth and Education
Senior Vice President, Leadership & Organizational Development
Chief of Sport and Competition
Chief Information and Technology Officer