The Austin American-Statesman looks at the state of Livestrong following the surprise departure of the cancer charity's CEO and the elevation of a longtime Livestrong executive to take the reins.
Greg Lee, the Austin-based nonprofit's chief financial officer for nearly a decade, was named president last month after former Susan G. Komen for the Cure executive Chandini Portteus abruptly resigned 10 months into her tenure, citing family reasons.
Nonprofit experts said the sudden change could be seen as a setback for a charity struggling to avoid signs of trouble as it bounces back from founder Lance Armstrong's doping scandal and an attendant plunge in revenue, but Livestrong officials said the organization remains on course.
"I can understand that someone from a distance who is not aware of the organization, not inside the building, may have questions or concerns — that’s a totally valid question," Mr. Lee said. "I’m here every day. ... I get the opportunity to interact with the staff members and donors at our events, and they're as committed as ever.”