In his role as President and Chief Executive Officer, Doug Ulman oversees the strategic vision and direction of the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
Doug is a three-time cancer survivor and globally recognized cancer advocate. After overcoming chondrosarcoma during his sophomore year in college and malignant melanoma twice since, Doug and his family founded the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting, educating and connecting young adults, their families and friends, who are affected by cancer. He served as executive director of the organization for four years before joining the Lance Armstrong Foundation in 2001 as director of survivorship.
During his time at the Foundation, Doug has helped transform the non-profit into an internationally-known brand and leader in the global movement for people affected by cancer. Doug has earned a reputation as the “Most Savvy Health Care Leader in Social Media” for his innovative use of social media to create awareness and knowledge around the world’s leading cause of death. His online community includes a Twitter following of more than one million.
Doug speaks frequently at some of the nation’s most acclaimed festivals and conferences including the Social Good Summit, the Aspen Ideas Festival, the Clinton Global Initiative University, the RadioShack Business Summit and SXSW Interactive. At TedxAustin, Doug spoke about the substantial impact non-profit organizations can make through the use of social media.
Doug’s outstanding leadership has garnered him both local and national accolades. The Austin Business Journal recognized Doug with a Health Care Hero Award and he has twice been named to the Non-Profit Times’ Power and Influence Top 50, an honor bestowed to the top 50 non-profit executives.
Doug currently holds numerous civic and charitable board positions across the country and was recently appointed to the board of Provectus Pharmaceuticals. Doug also sits on the executive board of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, and is a member of the Union for International Cancer Control and the Google Health Advisory Council. He is an active participant in various professional organizations including the National Cancer Advisory Board, the President’s Cancer Panel, and the Young Presidents’ Organization. Doug served for four years as the Chairman of the National Cancer Institute Director’s Consumer Liaison Group.
In his spare time, Doug enjoys traveling, reading, playing golf and running. Doug has participated in more than 12 marathons, including a 100-mile ultramarathon in the Himalayan Mountains. Most importantly, Doug enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. Follow him on Twitter at @LIVESTRONGCEO.
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