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Kristen Seckler

Seckler leads branding, marketing, and communications for the Special Olympics Movement.

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In her role, she oversees a team that is working creatively to change the world through sports by building awareness and understanding of the skills, gifts and talents of people with intellectual disabilities so they can be respected and included throughout society. Seckler has been with Special Olympics for more than 16 years. She is a member of the Global Leadership Team and the Strategic Planning Steering Committee. Over her time with the movement she has been involved in many initiatives and the growth of Special Olympics around the world. That work includes more than nine World Games both Winter and Summer, policy summits, concerts and conferences, and the launch of new programming in the areas of health, education and community building. She is now leading the creation and implementation of the first-ever global marketing campaign for Special Olympics. Previous to joining Special Olympics, Seckler worked in the marketing department at Kraft where she managed the experiential marketing tour of the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. Seckler also spent five years working as a print journalist. In 2009, Seckler was an honoree of the Washington Women in Public Relations Woman of the Year Award. She is a member of the National Press Club, the American Marketing Association and Association for Women in Sports Media. She holds a BA from the University of Delaware and lives in Virginia with her husband, two children and two dogs.

University of Delaware - B.A. - Mass Communication/Media Studies and Theater