Former KPMG Chairman and CEO Lynne Doughtie Assumes Role as Chair of LUNGevity’s Board of Directors

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LUNGevity Foundation, the nation’s leading lung cancer-focused nonprofit organization, announced today the appointment of Lynne Doughtie, former KPMG chairman and CEO, as chair of its Board of Directors. Doughtie, who has served as a dedicated member of the LUNGevity Board since 2016, brings a wealth of experience and personal commitment to LUNGevity’s mission.

In 1985, Doughtie began her career at KPMG, a renowned Big Four professional services firm known for delivering cutting-edge business solutions and audit, tax, and advisory services to many of the world’s most esteemed organizations. In 2015, she became the first woman to be elected chairman and CEO of KPMG, where she spearheaded the firm’s growth and innovation, leading a team of over 29,000 professionals.

“We are thrilled to welcome Lynne as chair of our Board of Directors,” said Andrea Ferris, president and CEO of LUNGevity Foundation. “Lynne’s strategic insights have been instrumental to the Foundation’s growth. Serving as chair is a natural next step, and Lynne’s impressive leadership experience will further strengthen our Board’s ability to help the organization navigate a complex environment and transform outcomes for those affected by lung cancer.”

“Having lost both my mother and grandmother to lung cancer, I am passionate about increasing the quality of life and survivorship for all those impacted by the disease,” said Doughtie. “I am honored to serve in this new role as chair, and I look forward to collaborating with the Board to accelerate research and drive meaningful impact.”

Doughtie has been recognized by Fortune‘s Most Powerful Women, Accounting Today‘s Top 100 Most Influential People, the National Association of Corporate Directors’ 100 Most Influential People in the Boardroom, and Glassdoor’s list of Top CEOs, among others. Doughtie lends her expertise to numerous enterprises, serving on the Board of Directors at Boeing Company, Workday, Inc., and the National Academy Foundation; she sits on advisory boards at InStride, NovaSignal, and her alma mater, the Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in accounting.


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