Komen Foundation names new CEO

Komen CEO and founder Nancy Brinker announced in August 2012 she would be stepping down as chief executive, but she hasn’t been replaced until now.

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That was in August. Brinker has actually remained CEO since then—that is, until now. The charity has announced that a new CEO, Judith A. Salerno, is taking over. Salerno has been chief operating officer and executive director of the Institute of Medicine, a branch of the National Academy of Sciences.

In its press release announcing the new CEO, Brinker gave Salerno her blessing:

“Judy is an excellent choice. She is very well-known and highly respected as both a scientist and an innovator in public health. I’m thrilled that she is joining Susan G. Komen as president and CEO, and I am looking forward to her leadership as we continue to seek cures for breast cancer and serve the people who need Komen’s help today and into the future.”

The release didn’t mention Planned Parenthood nor give a reason as to why Brinker is stepping down as CEO.

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