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SGO/FWC promotes Sullivan to new COO role

Member Update
Jun 4, 2020

SGO announces the promotion of Ellen J. Sullivan, MS, MSJ, to the new position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the SGO and FWC. Ellen came to SGO in 2012 and most recently served as Chief Communications and Membership Officer. She has been the lead staff liaison to the Communications, Publications and Membership committees as well as the Diversity & Inclusion Task Force and COVID-19 Task Force. In her new role, Ellen will focus internally on key staffing, process and infrastructure improvements and issues.

“SGO and our Foundation for Women’s Cancer have grown in size and complexity over the past four years,” said Pierre M. Désy, MPH, CAE, Chief Executive Officer since 2016. “In creating the COO position, the Board of Directors recognized the need for new leadership in internal operations, allowing me to focus on external-facing initiatives, such as governance, strategic initiatives, business development and revenue generation.”

SGO Marketing Manager Lindsey Powell, MNM, is now the Director of Marketing, Communications and Membership. Lindsey joined the staff in July 2018 as Marketing/Communications Coordinator for the FWC. She is a veteran of the Peace Corps-Indonesia and holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and master’s degree in nonprofit management. Lindsey has overseen the redesign of the new SGO website, which will launch later this month, and has managed work groups of the Communications Committee and Diversity & Inclusion Task Force. She will be the lead staff liaison for those committees as well as the Membership Committee.