The Lung Cancer Alliance has nominated three new members to join its Board of Directors and help the organization with its mission of accelerating research on lung cancer, as announced in a press release. The former chief national correspondent for Fox News Channel Jim Angle, the senior vice president of IMG Worldwide Allen Shapard, and the president and CEO of the Association of Air Medical Services, retired General Richard Sherlock, are the new members of the organization’s board.
The board is responsible for supporting the Lung Cancer Alliance in achieving its goals of helping others — both scientists and patients — to cure lung cancer. In addition to those three, the alliance also invited Richard Heimler. a ten-year lung cancer survivor, to join the Board last June.
“We are honored to add these four new exceptional Board members to our team this year,” said the LCA Chairman of the Board, the Honorable Michael G. Oxley. “Their extensive experiences and diverse backgrounds will bring added strength and vision as we prepare to launch our next decade of groundbreaking work on behalf of those living with or at risk for lung cancer.”
The renowned journalist Jim Angle, who has more than 20 years of experience in covering the news in Washington DC, is expected to contribute to the Board with his knowledge of the media. In addition, given the extensive experience that Angle has in covering diverse topics, the Lung Cancer Alliance hopes to be able to use his expertise to include lung cancer issues more often in the daily agenda of the media.
“The public should know much more than it does about this disease and who it strikes, including service members and those who never smoked a single cigarette. Lung Cancer Alliance is the best of the charities in this field and I am honored to join their efforts,” explained the journalist.
Allen Shapard, whose experience is based on branding, marketing and communications background, is also expected to help the organization, but as a brand, as the Lung Cancer Alliance hopes to be able to elevate its work to national and international levels. “Lung Cancer Alliance is one of the most impressive organizations I have encountered and I am honored to help make a difference in people’s lives,” said Shapard, who is now a Senior Vice President at IMG Worldwide, the global media, sports, entertainment and licensing enterprise.
Finally, Major General Richard Sherlock provides insight to the Board on both military and private leadership, given his specialty in planning and operations. The Lung Cancer Alliance is expecting the retired military officer to help them define an organizational vision to support the community. Gen. Sherlock noted that he was “honored to join and work with such an impressive group of people who are focused on a vital healthcare issue.”