The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Names Mark Roithmayr as New Chief Development Officer
For Immediate Release
Contact: Andrea Greif
(White Plains, NY) - February 4, 2013 - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Roithmayr to the newly created position of Chief Development Officer. In this position Roithmayr will oversee LLS's donor development initiatives and will report to LLS President and Chief Executive Officer John Walter.
"Mark comes to LLS with a successful track record in the health-care non-profit sector, he joins LLS at a time of exciting growth and development," Walter said. "LLS's strategic plan sets an aggressive goal of increasing total revenue by $75 million through fiscal year 2015, and growing the major gifts pipeline is a key component in achieving this."
Roithmayr, who has been president of Autism Speaks for the past seven years, joins LLS on Feb.15, 2013. As the first full-time president of Autism Speaks, Mark oversaw the establishment and growth of the organization. He established their major gifts program, successfully closing six-, seven and eight-figure gifts. Prior to his tenure at Autism Speaks, Roithmayr served for 20 years with March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, in White Plains, N.Y., in a number of senior-level capacities. He earned a bachelor of arts in communications with a concentration in public relations from Rowan University, Glassboro, N.J.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.
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