Special Olympics Florida

Josh Wilson joins Special Olympics Florida’s Board of Directors

Strategic Communications Executive brings world-class leadership in health care and public relations to Special Olympics Florida Board of Directors

Nemours Children’s Health System Director of Public Relations Josh Wilson has been named a member of the Special Olympics Florida Board of Directors.  Wilson, a top strategic communications advisor, brings a wealth of experience in media relations, public affairs and strategic partnerships, along with significant business and financial acumen to the Board of Directors.

Over the last two decades, Wilson has led award-winning communications initiatives and served as trusted counsel to enhance and protect the reputation of some of the nation’s most respected institutions.  He currently oversees public relations strategies impacting 80 children’s health care locations across six states that include two freestanding children’s hospitals.  Prior to his work with Nemours Children’s Health System, Wilson served as a Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) External Affairs Officer in which he worked closely with elected officials and media to enhance their understanding of agency programs.  He is also an accomplished journalist, working as an investigative reporter and anchor for more than 10 years.  Wilson is a graduate of the University of Vermont, and earned a master’s of business administration from the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business in 2015.

“It is an honor to welcome Josh Wilson to our Board of Directors,” shared Special Olympics Florida President & CEO Sherry Wheelock. “With the support of community leaders like Josh Wilson, we are able to continue to develop new and innovative opportunities for our athletes, Unified partners and the community as a whole to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and, most importantly, experience the joy of celebrating each other’s gifts, skills and friendship.”

Wilson joins the Special Olympics Board of Directors, led by an executive committee that includes Chairwoman Dawn Giebler-Millner, Greenberg Traurigh; Vice Chair Josh D’Amaro, Walt Disney Resort; Brad Sing, Universal Orlando; and Debbie Harvey, Ron Jon Surf Shop. The organization, which is based in Clermont, Fla., currently serves more than 44,000 dedicated athletes who compete at local, state, national and worldwide levels. In addition to training and competition programs, Special Olympics Florida provides medical exams for thousands more through its health programs, including much-needed access to free prescription glasses and hearing aids. Its Unified Champion Schools further spread the message of inclusion, respect and advocacy in 167 schools and 14 universities throughout Florida.