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Janet Froetscher

Froetscher joined the J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation as President in April 2016 having served the public interest for more than three decades of working at the helm of global philanthropic and not-for-profit organizations. Most recently, she served as CEO of Special Olympics International, which operates in 170 countries with a mission of full inclusion for people with disabilities and hosts over 94,000 competitions including in 2015 the Summer World Games, the largest sports and humanitarian event in the world.

Prior to that, she served as chief executive officer of the National Safety Council which partners with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public to save lives by avoiding texting while driving, enhancing workplace safety, fighting prescription drug overdoses and building safer communities. As CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, Froetscher substantially increased community investment in programs that help people become self-sufficient, led the merger of 54 United Ways in the region and coordinated health and human services in support of an estimated 7,000 Hurricane Katrina evacuees. She was also the chief operating officer of Aspen Institute.