ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Larry Hausner, CEO of the American Diabetes Association. on Tuesday announced that he will step down as CEO, effective July 31, 2014, to pursue new opportunities in his native New York metro area. The ADA board of directors expressed gratitude to Hausner for his seven years of service.
"During his tenure, Hausner has been instrumental in leading the Association through a number of successful initiatives. Under his guidance, the Association launched the Stop Diabetes movement, creating improved brand awareness for the organization and our cause," the ADA stated. "In addition, Hauser has overseen the introduction of a successful diversity and inclusion initiative within the Association, which helped improve the diversity of our board of directors from 18% to 42%. Other notable Association achievements during Hausner' s tenure include the development and successful launch of our innovative new research program, Pathway to Stop Diabetes, growth of our Safe at School program and our successful efforts to protect the rights of those with diabetes during the debate over healthcare reform."
The search for a new CEO will commence immediately, and an interim CEO will be named by mid-July, ADA announced.