SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- John H. Weston has been appointed Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) effective immediately reporting to Jonathan W. Simons, MD, President and CEO.
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Externally, Weston's role will be to identify, cultivate and integrate new business relationships into the Foundation's Science (Discovery and Translation), Development, Marketing and Communications, Events and Digital activities.
Internally, Weston will provide senior leadership for PCF's daily operations and initiatives to ensure the Foundation's financial strength to achieve PCF's mission to accelerate research for better treatments and cures.
"We know John with his extensive leadership credentials in healthcare and medical research will make very valuable contributions to PCF's future initiatives which will bring precision medicine to every man diagnosed with prostate cancer. We are fortunate to have him join the Foundation," said Simons.
Most recently Weston served as Department Chair, Public Affairs and Chief Marketing Officer for the Mayo Clinic. He began his career at Mars, Inc., held senior leadership positions at FedEx and prior to Mayo Clinic was the Chief Marketing and Corporate Development Officer for a valuation firm in Los Angeles.
Weston served on Mayo Clinic's Board of Governors and was Mayo Clinic Executive Director, Office of Brand Management. He also served on the board of the Paralysis Project of America and was on the advisory board of the Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University and the University of Arkansas Walton School of Business.
About the Prostate Cancer Foundation
The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world's leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating prostate cancer research. Founded in 1993, PCF has raised nearly $660 million and provided funding to more than 2,000 research programs at nearly 200 cancer centers and universities. The PCF global research enterprise now extends to 19 countries. PCF advocates for greater awareness of prostate cancer and more efficient investment of governmental research funds for transformational cancer research. Its efforts have helped produce a 20-fold increase in government funding for prostate cancer. For more information, click here. Connect with PCF: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn
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