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Judy Vijums

Chief Financial Officer
2026 USA Games Board Member

Judy Vijums is the Chief Financial Officer for the 2026 Special Olympics USA Games, hailing from Cobalt Capital Partners. A lover of all things swimming and water-related, she is ready to “make a splash” with the 2026 USA Games and leave a lasting legacy in the state of Minnesota.

Judy co-founded Cobalt Capital Partners, a Minneapolis-based private equity firm with a resolute focus on undervalued, small, privately-held companies often overlooked by others. She has achieved success by dedicating herself to unlocking hidden potential, creating impactful teams, and driving operational excellence. She brings all of this expertise to the team, in addition to her longstanding support of Special Olympics.

My hopes and dreams for the 2026 Special Olympics USA Games are to provide the best experience for the athletes and families and to leave a lasting legacy in the state of Minnesota.

Special Olympics holds immense importance in Judy’s life, having witnessed the joy and community it brought to acclaimed Special Olympics athlete and Global Messenger Katie Timmer and her family. Now, as a valued member of the leadership team bringing the 2026 USA Games to Minnesota, Judy hopes to provide the best possible experience for athletes and families from around the country.

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