Leukemia & Lymphoma Society announces leadership board of trustees

New board chair and leukemia survivor Andy Gordon (submitted photo)

New board chair and leukemia survivor Andy Gordon (submitted photo)

The Arizona Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, one of the most prominent nonprofit organizations in the Valley, has announced a new chair, vice chair and several new board members for 2016-17.

The nonprofit selects exemplary leaders who are established professionals and philanthropists to represent the organization, according to a press release.

LLS Arizona Board of Trustees members are elected to three-year terms.

Leading the Board in fiscal year 2016-17 is Chair Andy Gordon. Professionally, Mr. Gordon is a partner at Coppersmith Brockelman PLC, and has been a board member since 2011. A myeloma survivor and two-time stem cell transplant recipient, Mr. Gordon’s first-hand knowledge and experience will allow him to lead from a unique perspective.

The following are the new officers named to the LLS Board of Directors:

Vice Chair: Rocky Harris

  • Chief of Staff, Senior Associate Athletic Director, Arizona State University
  • A former Man of the Year for LLS’ Texas Gulf Coast (Houston) Chapter, his mother is a leukemia survivor and patient advocate. Board member since 2013.

New Board Members:         

Kiki Cordero

  • Owner, COR
  • 2014 Woman of the Year candidate and co-chair of the 2015 and 2016 Man and Woman of the Year campaign.

Wes Gullett

  • CEO of OH Strategic Communications
  • 2015 LLS Arizona Man of the Year and former candidate for mayor of Phoenix.

Alison Handel

  • Senior District Manager, Celgene
  • A long-time volunteer and top fundraiser for the Greater Phoenix Light The Night Walk Executive Challenge the past two years.

Jennifer Swanton

  • Owner, JSwan Sleeves
  • Leukemia survivor and top fundraiser for the LLS Team In Training Campaign.

The Arizona Chapter Board of Trustees provides volunteer leadership by connecting LLS to the community while fundraising and advocating to support the organization’s mission.

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