Monday, December 17, 2012

My Induction as President of the American Cancer Society

On November 15, I had the honor of becoming President of the American Cancer Society in its 100th anniversary year.

My induction took place during the Society's Nationwide Volunteer and Staff Leadership Summit in Atlanta. Gary M. Reedy, worldwide vice president of government affairs and policy at Johnson & Johnson and an active Society volunteer for twelve years, was installed as chair of the Board of Directors during the same ceremony. We also added eleven new officers to the board: Pamela K. Meyerhoffer, F.A.H.P., of Litchfield Park, Arizona, chair-elect; Tim E. Byers, M.D., M.P.H., of Arvada, Colorado, president-elect; Robert E. Youle, of Evergreen, Colorado, vice chair; Douglas K. Kelsey, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.P., of Zionsville, Indiana, first vice president; Enrique Hernandez, M.D. of Penn Valley, Pennsylvania, second vice president; Daniel P. Heist, C.P.A., of State College, Pennsylvania, treasurer; Robert R. Kugler, Esq. of Haddonfield, New Jersey, secretary; W. Phil Evans, M.D., F.A.C.R., of Dallas, Texas, immediate past president; and Cynthia M. LeBlanc, Ed.D., of Richmond, California.
I'm sure you'll be hearing a lot more about my work with Gary, the board, and the ACS over the course of the next year.

Oh, and the mystery man in the picture is my brother, Ernie, who flew in for the occasion.