Komen Announces New Leadership

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation announced a management shakeup Wednesday, with President Liz Thompson resigning and CEO Nancy Brinker taking on a new management role in the future. The news comes in the wake of the cancer-fighting organization’s controversial decision earlier this year to de-fund Planned Parenthood—and then re-fund the group amid a national outcry. Komen has struggled with turnout at some of its signature pink-ribbon races across the country this summer, citing both the controversy and the economy. Two members of Komen’s board of directors are leaving as well, the group said. Brinker will become chair of an executive committee as the group seeks a new CEO.