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:

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

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