Chief Executive Officer, Special Olympics
Mary Davis is Regional President of Special Olympics Europe Eurasia and Chairperson of Special Olympics Ireland. She is a long-term campaigner for the rights and inclusion of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Mary served as CEO of the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games staged in Dublin, Ireland. This was the first time the event was held outside of North America since Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded the Movement in 1968 and the largest sporting event in the world that year. She was awarded Ireland’s Person of the Year following the outstanding success of an event that transformed the Irish nation.