Special Olympics Welcomes Pair of New International Board Members


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William Seegmiller is a retired personal injury attorney who owned and operated his own California-based firm for over 35 years and earned professional recognition from publications such as Orange County Business Journal and Orange County Register. In retirement, William Seegmiller has focused his energies on philanthropic endeavors, and regularly contributes to Special Olympics.

The governing authority of the Special Olympics is its International Board of Directors, which is composed of athletes as well as leaders in business, government, disability, and entertainment sectors. In November of 2017, the board announced the new appointments of Dr. Shi Derong and Dr. Clement Chileshe at the headquarters of The Coca-Cola Company, which is a founding partner of Special Olympics. As per board rules, both members were elected to three-year terms and are eligible to be re-elected twice for a total of nine years of service.

Dr. Shi is the co-founder and chief advisor of Shanghai, China’s Dongyi Capital as well as a member of its investment decision committee. He previously served as chief of Shanghai’s Civil Affairs Bureau. Dr. Chileshe, meanwhile, is heavily involved in athletics in Zambia. He serves as Special Olympics Zambia’s vice board chairperson and director of the country’s Olympic Youth Development Centre.