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Jon Steadland

Chief of Staff, Office of the President, UMN
2026 Special Olympics USA Games Board Member

Chief of Staff in the Office of the President at the University of Minnesota, Jon Steadland, brings a wealth of experience and strategic insight to his role as a 2026 USA Games Board Member. With the University’s partnership as host venue for the Games, Jon recently joined the board as its representative, reinforcing his devotion to fostering an inclusive environment within the broader community.

My hopes and dreams for the 2026 Special Olympics USA Games are to sponsor a well-organized event that provides a great stage for all the athletes.

Jon’s vision for the 2026 USA Games is straightforward, yet very impactful: he hopes for a well-organized event that serves as an exceptional stage for all the athletes to shine on a national level. He remembers being vastly impressed by the spectacle of the 1991 Special Olympics International Games held in Minnesota and how much it meant to the athletes, which drives him to recreate that same magic in 2026.

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