Denise Wiese Named Interim Executive Director

Denise Wiese Named Interim Executive Director

LEAWOOD, KS – August 9, 2017 – The Susan G. Komen® Greater Kansas City Board of Directors has named its Operations Director, Denise Wiese, as interim executive director. The executive director position was previously held by Carli Howard Good. In the role, Wiese will guide the organization and oversee day-to-day operations while the board launches a search for a new full-time executive director.

“Denise has the board’s complete support, and the board is confident in Denise’s ability to provide the leadership necessary to keep the organization running smoothly as we prepare for the 2017 Komen Kansas City Race for the Cure, our largest annual event,” said Board President George Verschelden. “The board would like to thank Carli for her past seven years of dedication and commitment to Komen. We are grateful for the seamless transition to our new interim director.” Wiese will assume the role later in the month following Good’s departure.

Wiese will continue to serve as Operations Director, a position she has held for the past seven years. She has worked closely with the previous executive director and has a clear understanding of the role. Wiese is deeply committed to the staff, the community and, most importantly, Komen’s Big Bold Goal of reducing breast cancer mortality by half and working to end breast cancer forever.

“I am honored to lead Komen Kansas City,” said Wiese. “The quality of the work from our dedicated staff and board has been exceptional. We are looking forward to an exciting new Race format that has been very well received. We hope everyone will join us for Race on October 7th at Black & Veatch’s World Headquarters in Overland Park. Together, we will continue moving forward in our mission and living our More Than Pink promise every day.”

About Susan G. Komen® and Komen Greater Kansas City
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Big Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Kansas City is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Race for the Cure®, Rock the Ribbon and the Pink Promise Conference, Komen Kansas City has invested more than $11.4 million in community breast health programs in our 17-county service area and has contributed an additional $4.1 million to the more than $920 million invested globally in researchFor more information, visit komenkansascity.org, behindtheribbon.org or call 816.842.0410. Connect with us socially: Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

About Susan G. Komen®
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the federal government while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $920 million in research and provided more than $2 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us socially: ww5.komen.org/social.