Tony Wyllie, Special Olympics Regional President & Managing Director, North America

Tony Wyllie

Regional President & Managing Director, North America

Tony Wyllie oversees program operations in North America, Canada, and the Caribbean providing strategic direction and engagement with the public and private sector to raise awareness and gain support. He also leads fundraising efforts for the region.

Wyllie has extensive experience with sport management, particularly with American football. Previously serving as Senior Vice President of communications for the Washington Redskins football franchise, his breadth and depth of knowledge has been honed across more than 27 years, spanning six different ownership groups in seven different media markets. During his career, he helped guide the Rams through their 1995 transition from Los Angeles to St. Louis and assisted with the relocation and renaming of the Tennessee Titans. He was one of the first hires of the expansion Houston Texans in 2000, building the new franchise’s image even during the two years prior to the team’s first game in 2002. He is the only executive in the NFL to have won the Pete Rozelle Award with three different teams.

Wyllie has a bachelor’s degree from Texas Southern University and an MBA from Rice University.

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