Timothy P. Shriver

Chairman & CEO of Special Olympics


As Chairman & CEO of Special Olympics, he serves more than 3 million Special Olympics athletes in 180 countries. He has transformed Special Olympics into a movement that focuses on acceptance, inclusion, and respect for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

He worked with leaders of China to launch a thriving program and supported efforts to bring the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games to Shanghai. He began programs in developing or war-torn countries such as Afghanistan, Bosnia Herzegovina, Iraq, Macedonia, and Serbia. Shriver also created exciting new initiatives that enhance the quality of life for millions of people with intellectual disabilities through athlete leadership, cross-cultural research, health initiatives, education, and family support.