LIVESTRONG Foundation Announces Leadership Team Appointments
AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 02/07/13 -- Today, the LIVESTRONG
Foundation announced the appointments of Robyn Burchfiel as Vice
President of Major Gifts and Cameron Krier as Director of Government
Burchfiel comes to the Foundation with a wide range of experience in
major gift fundraising and corporate management from her previous
roles as director of gift and estate planning and director of
leadership gifts at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.
Most recently, she founded Empowered Fitness in Austin, aspiring to
provide safe and effective fitness training for women with planning
that allowed them to achieve their fitness goals with minimal
supervision or personal training. The Southwestern University
graduate also enjoyed a highly successful career in corporate sales
management at Dell, Inc., where she developed key business strategies
for global consumers. In her free time, Burchfiel enjoys hiking,
biking, Bikram yoga and spending time exploring Austin's outdoors
scene with her husband, Steve, and daughters, Savannah and Addie.
"Robyn's background and experience are an outstanding addition to the
LIVESTRONG Foundation leadership team as it charts a strong,
independent course in service to those affected by cancer," said
LIVESTRONG Foundation Executive Vice President of Operations Andy
Krier's expertise in governmental affairs comes from a career devoted
to public service. As Vice President for Federal Affairs, Advocacy
and Public Policy for the Texas Hospital Association, she specialized
in leading the development and implementation of federal legislative
strategy for more than 450 members. As legislative counsel to U.S.
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Krier advised the senator on federal
health, education and labor policy, including the Patient Protection
and Affordable Care Act, appropriations under the Labor, Health and
Human Services bill, and legislation related to the President's Plan
for Emergency AIDS Relief. Krier served as the senator's lead staff
member when drafting the 21st Century Cancer ALERT Act and worked to
draft and negotiate passage of legislation related to cancer clinical
trials. Krier holds a Juris Doctorate degree with a certificate in
health law from Texas Tech University and a master's degree in public
health from The University of Texas.
"We are excited to welcome Cameron to our team," said David Lofye,
Vice President of Government Relations. "Her experience will be an
incredible asset for the LIVESTRONG Foundation in its support for
federal cancer funding and health policies that allow patients and
survivors throughout the U.S. to thrive during and after cancer."
LIVESTRONG Foundation Facts
-- Has raised more than $500 million to support cancer survivors and
served 2.5 million people affected by cancer
-- Has invested 82 percent of each dollar raised directly in programs,
initiatives and advocacy efforts that support people affected by
cancer. (The industry average is 75 percent.)
-- Is recognized as one of the most highly-rated cancer non-profit
organizations in the U.S.
-- Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance accredited charity
-- Completed National Health Council's Standards of Excellence
-- Rated four out of four stars by Charity Navigator
-- A- -rated by American Institute of Philanthropy
-- Ranked as one of the top three cancer organizations by
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.
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