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Katie Thiede, the new CEO of Bright Pink on Friday, April 14th, 2017. Photos by Jasmin Sh
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Bright Pink Welcomes Katie Thiede As New CEO

Bright Pink is proud is to announce that we have named a new Chief Executive Officer, Katie Thiede, a tireless advocate for women’s health.

In January, founder Lindsay Avner announced she would be moving to a new role as Chairman of the Board and launched a national search to find a visionary new leader to grow Bright Pink into the next decade. Katie was selected from a competitive slate of candidates and will begin her new role on May 8.

“I am thrilled that we have found everything we were searching for in our new CEO, Katie Thiede. She’s bold, tenacious, big-hearted and an incredibly visionary leader for Bright Pink. As I transition to my new role as Chairman of the Board, I will be working closely with Katie to ensure her transition is a complete success.” – Lindsay Avner

Katie has dedicated her entire professional career to serving organizations that serve others. Most recently Katie has served as Vice President of Development for Planned Parenthood of Illinois, where she has more than tripled annual philanthropic revenue to over $12 million in just four years, led the Illinois affiliate to become among the most successful affiliates in the nation, and led several cross-functional organization-wide strategic initiatives. Katie has also served as the Executive Director of the Chinook Fund in Colorado, where she set the strategic direction of the organization, and previously held leadership roles at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Rape Assistance and Awareness Program, and Clean Water Action.

“My drive and entrepreneurial spirit are rooted in my true love of what I do and who I work beside and it is a privilege to bring this passion to Bright Pink. Like so many, my life has been touched profoundly and deeply by breast and ovarian cancer and Bright Pink’s mission and message is empowering and makes the opportunities for impact limitless.”- Katie Thiede

A passionate women’s health advocate, Katie is eager to help all women live their best lives by honing Bright Pink’s areas of expertise and inspiring life-long health behavior changes for millions. She is looking forward to expanding Bright Pink’s network of dedicated partners and donors to fuel exponential growth and impact.

As Bright Pink charges into its second decade under Katie’s leadership, we are poised for significant growth as a top breast and ovarian health organization with extraordinary reach and life-saving impact on women nationwide.

We could not be more excited to be embarking on this new chapter with Katie at the helm! Join us in welcoming her over the coming weeks.

Here’s Katie’s vision for Bright Pink in her own words:

Commit to supporting Bright Pink during this exciting phase of growth. By becoming a FundHER, your monthly investment will drive initiatives such as educational programs for young women, digital resources, health provider training, and community support. Become a FundHER today.

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