Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America Announces New President & CEO
Michael Osso Appointed
The National Board of Trustees announced that Michael Osso has been selected as the next President & CEO of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. For the past two years, Osso has served as the Foundation's Chief Business Development Officer where her has been instrumental in expanding CCFA's revenue portfolio and has been as integral member of the senior leadership team.

"Michael's passion for our mission and commitment to the patients we serve, coupled with his proven success and vast experience, make him the ideal person to lead CCFA into the future," said Richard J. Geswell, President & CEO. "I will head into retirement knowing that we have the right leader in place to take CCFA to the next level."

Osso has spent his entire professional; career in the non-profit sector. His background in staff and volunteer development; fundraising and marketing; strategy development and implementation; financial management and operations; and community-outreach and board development has benefited a variety if nonprofits over the last 25 years.

Prior to joining CCFA, Osso spent seven years at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) - first as the Executive DIrector of its New York City Chapter and then as SVP of Revenue at the national office. His responsibilities include oversight of LLS's national fundraising campaigns including Team In Training and Light The Night Walk. as well as its major and planned giving efforts. Osso is a graduate of the Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.

"There has never been a more exciting time in CCFA history than nor," said Michael Osso, CCFA's President & CEO elect. "The progress we have made over the past ten years under Rick's leadership has been tremendous, and I look forward to being able to build upon that success. I believe the Foundation is on the brink of game-changing breakthroughs for our patients."

Osso will assume the role of President & CEO on August 1, 2015. He is a native New Yorker and currently resides in Manhattan with his partner of 12 years. An avid singer, he is a member of the performing group Forte. This summer, he is showing his personal commitment to the cause br participating in the Napa-to Sonoma Half marathon as part of CCFA's endurance and training fundraising, Team Challenge.



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