WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) proudly announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors, Jim Angle, former Chief National Correspondent for Fox News Channel, Allen Shapard, Senior Vice President for IMG Worldwide and General (retired) Richard Sherlock, President & CEO of the Association of Air Medical Services. They join Richard Heimler, a ten year lung cancer survivor, appointed to LCA's Board in June 2014.
"We are honored to add these four new exceptional Board members to our team this year," said the Honorable Michael G. Oxley, LCA Chairman of the Board. "Their extensive experiences and diverse backgrounds will bring added strength and vision as we prepare to launch our next decade of groundbreaking work on behalf of those living with or at risk for lung cancer."
As a respected, award-winning journalist with over 20 years of experience covering news in Washington, DC, Jim Angle brings a wealth of knowledge to LCA regarding the media. His varied experiences will help make sure lung cancer issues are addressed and discussed in mainstream media.
"The public should know much more than it does about this disease and who it strikes, including service members and those who never smoked a single cigarette. Lung Cancer Alliance is the best of the charities in this field and I am honored to join their efforts," said Angle.
Allen Shapard has an extensive branding, marketing and communications background. He is now a Senior Vice President at IMG Worldwide, the global media, sports, entertainment and licensing enterprise. His wide breadth and international view will help elevate LCA to a national and international brand.
"Lung Cancer Alliance is one of the most impressive organizations I have encountered and I am honored to help make a difference in people's lives," said Shapard.
Major General Richard Sherlock brings both military and private sector leadership to the Board. His expertise in strategic planning and operations will help shape the vision and allow the organization to be on the cutting edge to help our community. "I'm honored to join and work with such an impressive group of people who are focused on a vital healthcare issue," Sherlock said.
About Lung Cancer Alliance:
Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) is committed to saving lives and accelerating research by empowering people living with or at risk for lung cancer. LCA provides live, professional support, referral and information services to patients, their loved ones and those at risk for lung cancer; conducts national awareness campaigns including the award winning No One Deserves to Die Campaign attacking the stigma of the disease and the Moments Campaign spreading word about the risk and screening with a risk navigator tool for consumers; and advocates for multiple millions in public health dollars for lung cancer research. For more information please visit www.lungcanceralliance.org. Follow Lung Cancer Alliance on Facebook: www.facebook.com/lungcanceralliance and on Twitter @LCAorg.
SOURCE Lung Cancer Alliance