ALSAC publicizes new hires for key management roles to help fundraising, consciousness for St. Jude Youngsters’s Analysis Hospital

MEMPHIS, Tenn., January 25, 2021 / PRNewswire / – ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness raising organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, has announced several new additions to its leadership team, effective immediately. These hiring decisions are being made at an unprecedented time that opens up new opportunities to demonstrate purpose and intent as you drive home the St. Jude Mission: Finding Cures. Save children

To join the ALSAC team are:

  • Ike Anand – Operations manager. Anand brings extensive e-commerce experience in leading teams in analytics, strategy, technology, customer loyalty, and business development. He comes to us from the Expedia Group, where he held various strategic and management positions for 15 years, most recently as Vice President of Global Strategy at Expedia. Prior to Expedia, Anand also worked for Saber Corporation for a number of years. Anand will lead the information technology, donor experience, and finance teams.
  • Annette Green – Chief People Officer. Green is a value-driven people and talent leader with over 20 years of strategic and global leadership experience at Yum, Brinker and Bloomin ‘Brands. Most recently, she was Chief People Officer for Ideal Image Med Spa. Green will oversee all aspects of human resource management.
  • Kyle Veazey – Senior Vice President – Executive Operations. Veazey brings high level experience in project management, communication with executives and crisis management. Most recently, he was Deputy Chief Operating Officer of City of Memphis. He worked closely with the mayor Jim Strickland and Chief Operating Officer Doug McGowen Management and coordination of long-term priority projects involving several departments of the city government and external authorities. Veazey will direct all senior management operations and communications.
  • Fernand “Fern” Fernandez – Senior Vice President Strategic Marketing. Fernandez has over 24 years of experience leading global brands, large and small, with a focus on harnessing big data for insightful ecosystems in marketing, customer experience, and loyalty. He joins ALSAC from Accor Hotels, a French hotel company with 39 brands and 4,900 hotels in 100 countries, where he worked Paris, France, as Senior Vice President, Global Guest Experience and Engagement. Prior to Accor, Fern was interim president and CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in the United States and vice president of global marketing and customer experience for American Airlines. Fernandez will lead ALSAC’s marketing and external communications functions to support, cultivate and nurture new, diverse supporters.
  • Candace Woods Heitzman – Vice President for Strategic Partnerships. Woods Heitzman has over 13 years of experience managing multi-million dollar philanthropic partnerships with numerous Fortune 500 companies as leaders in the nonprofit space. She returns to ALSAC after gaining a decade of experience creating award-winning root cause marketing and corporate social responsibility platforms while with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the March of Dimes Foundation. At ALSAC, Candace will focus on generating additional income by expanding its corporate exposure.

“ALSAC continues to transform our organization to be more audience-led and focused on strategies for leading people, advancing our digital, data and technology operations, and continuing our marketing transformation as we find new and diverse generous supporters for our lifesaving Accomplish mission, “he said Richard C. Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness raising organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “The addition of Ike, Annette, Kyle, Fern and Candace to our leadership team brings seasoned leaders with an international perspective and a strong track record of innovation and success that enable us to support St. Jude more effectively, efficiently and effectively. “”

About the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a world leader in understanding, treating, and defeating childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: to find a cure. Rescuing children. It is the only comprehensive cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute and dedicated exclusively to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped increase overall childhood cancer survival rates from 20 percent to over 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies of cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families are never billed from St. Jude for treatment, travel, accommodation, or food – because a family should only care about helping their child with life. Participate in the St. Jude Mission by visiting, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and subscribing to the YouTube channel.

SOURCE ALSAC / St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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