Austin, Texas (PRWEB) May 29, 2014
Today, the LIVESTRONG Foundation announced the appointment of Ellen Barry as executive vice president of strategic communications. At the Foundation, Barry will oversee the long-term vision of the organization, while creating the strategies that will continue to place it at the forefront of advocacy efforts for policies leading to patient-centered cancer care that will improve the lives of people affected by cancer now.
The Edmonton, Alberta native comes to the Foundation with a wealth of experience at high-profile, international corporations in cross-border communications, team coordination, internal and external communications and crisis management. For the past three years, she served as senior managing director at Teneo Holdings, working with its multinational clients in providing strategic counsel and communications guidance. Prior to her time there, she held a variety of positions in the U.S. and abroad at Fleishman-Hillard International Communications, J.P. Morgan & Co., Financial Dynamics/FTI, Brunswick Group LLC and Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher.
“For more than 20 years, Ellen’s success has been built on balancing objectivity and experience with compassion and fostering trusted relationships across organizations from the bottom up and top down,” said LIVESTRONG Foundation President and CEO Doug Ulman. “The relationships she built and unique perspectives she brings will be a major addition for all of the Foundation’s work as we continue to focus on improving the lives of people affected by cancer.”
“I am thrilled to be working alongside people who are so committed to a cause that is near to my heart. Like millions of others, my friends and family have been touched by cancer,” said Barry. “LIVESTRONG’s unique and critical approach to helping patients and survivors today inspired my decision to join the Foundation. I look forward to collaborating with the organization’s first rate team to advance the organization’s mission.”
About the LIVESTRONG Foundation
The LIVESTRONG Foundation provides free cancer support services to help people cope with the financial, emotional and practical challenges that accompany the disease. Created in 1997 by cancer survivor and philanthropist Lance Armstrong, the Foundation is known for its powerful brand – LIVESTRONG – and for its advocacy on behalf of survivors and their families. With its iconic yellow LIVESTRONG wristband, the Foundation has become a symbol of hope and inspiration around the world. Since its inception, the Foundation has served 2.5 million people affected by the disease and raised more than $500 million to support cancer survivors. One of America’s top cancer non-profit organizations, the Foundation enjoys a four-star rating from Charity Navigator and has been recognized by the National Health Council and the Better Business Bureau for its excellent governance, high standards and transparency. For more information, visit LIVESTRONG.org.