IWMF Board Elects President & CEO
04 Mar, 2020
At the February IWMF Board of Trustees meeting, Newton Guerin was appointed to the position of full-time Chief Executive Officer and President of the IWMF. While Newton replaces Rick Smith, who resigned in November for personal reasons, he is not new to the IWMF, as he was previously the Chief Development Officer.
Newton has spent his entire career in non-profits and brings an incredible wealth of experience and expertise to the IWMF. While most recently he served as Chief Development and Operating Officer of the International Dyslexia Association, his professional experience also includes senior level positions with the American Cancer Society, the LLS, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.
The IWMF Board and Board Chair Carl Harrington are looking forward to working with Newton to further enhance the services provided to patients and caregivers around the world, and to bolstering the search for a cure.
Newton also shares the Board’s enthusiasm, having stated during the recent Board Meeting where the IWMF Board appointed him to his new role: “Since joining the staff in October as Chief Development Officer, I have seen firsthand the huge impact the IWMF makes every day on the lives of the people we serve. These kinds of results don’t happen by accident. They are made possible because of the commitment and dedication of the IWMF Board of Trustees and Home Office Staff who work in partnership with hundreds of volunteer leaders throughout the organization to plan and carry out IWMF programs worldwide. Serving as the IWMF’s CEO is an honor and privilege. There is nothing I would rather be doing.”
Join us in welcoming Newton Guerin to his new role with the IWMF, and in wishing him much success in helping the IWMF deliver on its vision of A World without WM.