MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS CENTER OF ATLANTA NAMES NEW CEO
Posted Nov 17 2009 10:20pm
Atlanta-ATLANTA – The Multiple Sclerosis Center of Atlanta (MSCA), a non-profit health center dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and support of people living with multiple sclerosis (MS), announced R. Terry Smith as the Center’s new chief executive officer. In his new position, Smith now manages all of the Center’s operations and oversees its development programs.
Prior to joining the MSCA, Smith was a 30-year veteran of newspaper publishing. From 1997-2009, he served as president and chief operating officer of the Marietta Daily Journal, Cherokee Tribune and Neighbor Newspapers. He is active in several metro Atlanta community organizations and serves on the boards of Southern Polytechnic State University Foundation in Marietta, Ga., Signature Bank of Georgia and the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation of Georgia.
Additionally, Smith is a past director and officer of the Georgia Press Association and former chair of the University of the South Parents’ Council inSewanee, Tenn. He was also thefounding director and past president of the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce in Hobe Sound, Fla. Smithresides in Kennesaw with his wife, Jackie.
In making the announcement, Dr. William H. Stuart, founder and medical director of the MSCA, said, “Our center, which was formed to advance the availability of new treatments for MS patients in this region, and to provide comprehensive care for every one of our patients, will realize a new level of care with the addition of Terry Smith. His long experience in the newspaper business and his sensitivity to MS patients will allow our center to realize a new level in comprehensive care. Long interested in health care and its equitable delivery, Terry will carry forth our mission and its intended level as a model for the long-term care of all chronic diseases.”