Autism Speaks has chosen a new president. Mark Roithmayr, the former president, has resigned.
From their press release:
Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced that Liz Feld, a respected executive with a strong track record of accomplishment in both the public and private sectors, has been named the organization’s new president. The appointment, which is effective immediately, was announced by Autism Speaks Co-founders Bob and Suzanne Wright. Mark Roithmayr has resigned as president after serving in the position since 2005.
Ms. Feld is fairly new to Autism Speaks, having only joined this year. She was Vice President of Strategic Communications. For those curious as to what a vice president of Executive Communications does, the old Autism Speaks webpage for their leadership listed her as:
Liz Feld – Executive Vice President of Strategic Communications
with these two people listed under her:
Dana Marnane – Vice President — Awareness and Events
Bill Shea – National Director of Creative Services
What direction she will take Autism Speaks in is not immediately clear.