LCA Announces Former Senator Chuck Hagel As First Honorary Board Member
Washington, DC [January 4, 2010] --Lung
Cancer Alliance (LCA) announced today that Chuck Hagel, a former U.S.
Senator (R-NE) and current co-chairman of the President's Intelligence
Advisory Board, has become the first member of LCA's new Honorary
"This is a great honor and privilege for Lung
Cancer Alliance," said Laurie Fenton Ambrose, LCA President & CEO.
"We established the Honorary Board in order to thank those who have
taken strong public positions on the need to change public health policy
and increase research funding for all aspects of lung cancer.”
“Senator Hagel was one of the first to answer
our call for help and we are delighted that he will be our first
Honorary Board member,” she said.
“We are deeply grateful for his leadership
and for all he had done and continues to do to bring lung cancer out
of the shadows of stigma and neglect that have made this disease so
Hagel, who served two terms in the U.S. Senate
from 1996 to 2009, is currently a distinguished Professor of foreign
policy at Georgetown University and the University of Nebraska.
In addition to his appointment by President
Obama last year as co-chair of the Intelligence Advisory Board, he is
also a member of was Policy Board of the Secretary of Defense, the
Board of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and numerous other
private and public boards.
A former investment banker and business owner,
Hagel is a decorated Vietnam combat veteran and served as Deputy
Administrator of the Veterans Administration under President Reagan.
Read Senator Hagel's Bio.