ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Diabetes Association announced that Suzanne Berry, MBA, CAE has been named interim CEO until a permanent CEO is appointed, effective Aug. 1, 2014. Earlier this month, current CEO Larry Hausner announced that he would be stepping down from that role effective July 31.
"Ms. Berry brings a deep background in nonprofit management and operations to our organization, and we are confident that she is the ideal candidate to lead the Association during this transition period, especially now as we enter our planning phase for 2015 and beyond," said Dwight Holing, chairman of the board of the Association.
Holing said, "We are in the final stages of retaining an executive search firm, and the process of identifying a permanent CEO has begun. We will work diligently to ensure that we find and appoint the right permanent leader for the association. In the interim, we are grateful that we have a leader of Ms. Berry's caliber to oversee our ongoing operations.”