Special Olympics Wisconsin is pleased to announce that Marc Cadieux, Chief Financial Officer of Children’s Wisconsin in Milwaukee, has been selected to serve as the next chairman of its board of directors.
With nearly 25 years of experience in the industry, Cadieux will bring his rich finance background and strong leadership skills to Special Olympics Wisconsin. Cadieux has worked at Children’s Wisconsin, the only health system in the state that is fully dedicated to kids and teens, for more than 15 years. He was appointed to the position of CFO in July 2015.
“I look forward to the responsibility of leading Special Olympics Wisconsin for the next two years. I have learned so much about gratitude, determination and life from these athletes and their families and hope I can reflect that in my leadership,” said Cadieux. “One in particular, Olivia Quigley, really stands out. I first met Olivia while she was working at Children’s Wisconsin. She started as an intern and was promoted to a full-time position helping deliver meals to patients. In 2015, she won two gold medals at the Special Olympics World Games while also battling cancer, a fight she’d sadly lose a year later. I hope I can reflect a fraction of the grace and spirit of Olivia and all our athletes as chairperson.”
Cadieux took over for Vince Vitrano as chairman of the board on April 22, 2021, when the Emmy Award-winning TMJ4 News anchor’s two-year appointment ended.
“Serving as chairman of the board for Special Olympics Wisconsin has been the challenge and honor of a lifetime. In its first 50 years, Special Olympics Wisconsin worked to provide access to opportunity in sports and in life for people with intellectual disabilities. Our next 50 years will be about true inclusion, playing and living together in a more unified world,” Vitrano said. “Marc is a next-level thinker who will lead Special Olympics Wisconsin into its 50th year. His plans to grow the organization, and our network of support, will serve our thousands of athletes and the State of Wisconsin well.”
Cadieux’s passion for sports and desire to improve the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities led him to joining the board of directors for Special Olympics Wisconsin in 2015. Possessing a strong belief in the mission and vision of Special Olympics Wisconsin, Cadieux is looking forward to making a positive impact on the lives of athletes across the state as chairman of the board of directors.
Board members are elected for three-year terms, and may be re-elected once for a total of six years. The chairperson of the board of directors is an elected position that serves two-year terms. The membership of the board reflects diverse backgrounds, talents and life experiences, with all members united in a common interest in promoting the mission of Special Olympics.
Prior to joining Children’s Wisconsin, Cadieux worked as a senior manager for Assurance and Advisory Services at Deloitte in Milwaukee. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Marian University and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Lubar School of Wisconsin. In 2018, he was honored with Marian’s Distinguished Alumni Award.
Cadieux holds licenses as a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the State of Wisconsin, and Chartered Professional Accountant, from the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and Manitoba.