WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) today announced the appointment of Rosemarie Loffredo, an executive with a significant financial background, as its new chief administrative officer and chief financial officer.
In this newly created role, Loffredo will help ensure LLS achieves the ambitious goals of its long-range strategic plan. She will lead all administrative and staff functions, including finance, information technology and human resources. She will be responsible for enhancing LLS's organizational efficiency and effectiveness in partnership with the organization's executive team.
"Rosemarie brings a balance of for-profit and nonprofit experience and an outstanding track record of establishing and enhancing the financial infrastructure of global organizations," said LLS Chief Executive Officer John Walter.
Most recently, she served as interim chief financial officer for Pro Mujer International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering disenfranchised women in Latin America through microfinance, healthcare and educational services.
She previously served as vice president, financial operations and treasurer of New York University, the largest private research university in the U.S. Earlier in her career, she was senior vice president of finance for CA Technologies, Inc. (formerly Computer Associates), one of the world's largest enterprise management software providers. Prior to that she was vice president of treasury for International Paper Company. She previously held leadership positions with global banks in international treasury as well industry segment management including securities and commodities, capital-intensive industry and public finance.
Loffredo currently serves on the board of directors of CenterLight Healthcare System.
She holds a bachelor's degree in international economics, commerce and finance from Georgetown University, a master's degree in economics from Boston College, and an M.B.A in finance and international business from Columbia University.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.
Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. www.lls.org.
SOURCE The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society