Special Olympics Texas Names New President & CEO

Special Olympics Texas

The Board of Directors of Special Olympics Texas is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Tim Martin as its new President and Chief Executive Officer of Special Olympics Texas (SOTX).


“The Special Olympics Texas Board of Directors is looking forward to working with Tim Martin. He brings tremendous experience with him from his previous position as CEO of Special Olympics Arizona. Tim has a passion and energy that are infectious and we are thrilled to have him join us here in Texas to serve our amazing athletes, volunteers and families.” 


Tim Martin most recently served as President & CEO of Special Olympics Arizona (SOAZ), where he served in that role since September of 2009. Martin’s organizational management experience in staff supervision, board development, coalition building, program development, fundraising and strategic planning advanced SOAZ in order to provide high quality services to more athletes. As Chairman of Special Olympics’ Global Unified Sports Advisory Group, Martin is committed to creating a more inclusive world through sports via the expansion of Special Olympics’ Unified Sports program, which brings people with and without intellectual disabilities together as teammates. 


Prior to Special Olympics, Martin served as the Executive Director of the Glendale/Peoria YMCA (AZ) and the Deer Valley YMCA (AZ), where he oversaw the population growth of YMCA sports programming from 100 participants to more than 20,000 within five years and increased annual fundraising 300 percent within four years. He has over 25 years of experience in non-profit, adaptive needs and sports program management. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Ottawa University with an emphasis on business, human resource management and development.


Martin hopes to increase awareness and support of Special Olympics Texas and to advance the mission of providing year-round sports training, athletic competition and support programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. 


Special Olympics Texas offers sports competition and training in 22 Olympic-style sports for 58,333 athletes across the Lone Star State. The nonprofit organization also offers other types of programming such as its Young Athletes Program, Motor Activities Training Program, Unified Champion Schools and Healthy Athletes. More information on these can be found at www.sotx.org/.