For Immediate Release
Contact: Andrea Greif
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White Plains, N.Y. (April 29, 2015) - Bart Sichel, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Burlington Stores, has been elected to the national board of directors of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). His term will be effective July 1, 2015 and will conclude on June 30, 2018.
Sichel has been instrumental in shaping the strong bond between Burlington, a national off-price retailer, and LLS -- a relationship that has generated more than $22 million for blood cancer research and patient services since 2001. For the past 11 years, Burlington has maintained its position as the #1 National Corporate Partner for the Light The Night Walk campaign. His interest and passion for LLS is also deeply personal: His son is a leukemia survivor and in 2005 he lost his father to lymphoma.
In 2011, Sichel joined the executive leadership team at Burlington. He is part of a team that has created a growth trajectory for the company, taken it public, and significantly expanded Burlington's enterprise equity valuation. Prior to joining Burlington, Sichel was a principal at McKinsey & Company, where he specialized in marketing and e-commerce for clients in a wide range of industries. It was his work with the firm's social sector office that strengthened his passion for making a difference in non-profit settings.
Sichel received a bachelor's degree in political science and economics from Vassar College and an MBA from Columbia University.
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, multiple myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.
Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.