Timothy Shriver is an educator, a disability rights activist, a film producer, and an entrepreneur. As chairman of the Special Olympics since 1996, he serves more than four million athletes in 170 countries and has helped transform Special Olympics into a movement that focuses on acceptance, inclusion and respect for individuals with intellectual disabilities in all corners of the globe. Tim spent 15 years as a teacher. He co-founded and currently chairs the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the leading school reform organization in the field of social and emotional learning. He has worked in substance abuse prevention, violence, dropout prevention and teen pregnancy prevention.
Tim is also 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 is a co-founder of Lovin’ Scoopful Ice Cream Company. He has produced 4 films, is the author of the New York Times Best Selling 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.