- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Cancer-fighting charity Livestrong has named a new CEO as the foundation continues to dig out from the performance-enhancing drug use scandal of founder Lance Armstrong.

Chandini Portteus joins Austin-based Livestrong after nearly 10 years at the Susan G. Komen (KOH’-men) for the Cure, the world’s largest breast cancer foundation. She replaces Doug Ulman, who left in 2014 to lead Columbus, Ohio-based Pelotonia.

Livestrong was started by Armstrong in 1997 and grew from a small foundation into a $500 million global brand.

Revenue and donations dropped sharply after Armstrong’s 2013 confession to using steroids and other drugs to win the Tour de France a record seven times from 1999 to 2005.

At Komen, Portteus was chief mission officer for strategy and programming around research, community health, public policy and global programs.


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