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American Diabetes Association Announces Interim CEO

ALEXANDRIA, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/28/14 -- The American Diabetes Association (Association) today announced that Suzanne Berry, MBA, CAE has been named interim chief executive officer until a permanent CEO is appointed, effective August 1, 2014. Earlier this month, current CEO Larry Hausner announced that he will be stepping down from that role effective July 31.

"Ms. Berry brings a deep background in non-profit management and operations to our organization and we are confident that she is the ideal candidate to lead the Association during this transition period, especially now as we enter our planning phase for 2015 and beyond," said Dwight Holing, Chair of the Board of the Association.

Mr. Holing added, "We are in the final stages of retaining an executive search firm and the process of identifying a permanent CEO has begun. We will work diligently to ensure that we find and appoint the right permanent leader for the Association. In the interim, we are grateful that we have a leader of Ms. Berry's caliber to oversee our ongoing operations."

Mr. Holing concluded, "On behalf of the Board and everyone at the American Diabetes Association, I want to extend my appreciation to Larry Hausner for his leadership over the past seven years and for his efforts in the fight to Stop Diabetes®."

About Suzanne Berry, MBA, CAE

Ms. Berry is Principal of Berry2 and Associates, a consulting firm providing services in all aspects of association management. Previously, she was founder of Association Resources, Inc., a leading national association management company where she developed a broad portfolio of health care clients. While there, her assignments included serving as Executive Director of the American Epilepsy Society and the American Society for Experimental Neurotherapeutics. Earlier, she was an executive at the Endocrine Fellows Society. Her professional business experience includes executive positions in the insurance and banking industries. Ms. Berry holds a Masters in Business Administration from Northeastern University. She is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and is a Certified Association Executive.

About the American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.

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