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New Vice President Named At Huntsman Cancer Foundation

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White man named Loren Savage wearing dark suit jacket over a light grey shirt and purple tie
Huntsman Cancer Foundation president and COO, Susan Sheehan, announced the appointment of Loren Savage as the new vice president. This change in position represents a promotion in a succession of advancements for Savage, who began working for the foundation six years ago as a development officer.

Sheehan noted that throughout Savage's tenure at the foundation, he has provided exceptional leadership increasing support for donations for facilities construction, cancer research, and grateful patient philanthropy. He has introduced innovation to the planned giving arena, thereby doubling the number of gifts the foundation will receive through wills and trusts. As important, he has generously extended his expertise to benefit the broader philanthropy profession at the University of Utah.

"In my 30-year career in philanthropy, I have had the opportunity to mentor a select number of people in the field. Loren has achieved a level of impact that is unprecedented in advancing cancer resources for research and care," said Sheehan. "He is that rare employee who soars when presented with a seemingly insurmountable set of challenges. It is so rewarding to recognize his hard work and exceptional skills."

Mr. Savage had 17 years of experience in non-profit work when he was recruited to Utah six years ago from Chicago. He has a bachelor of arts in organizational development of social entrepreneurship from DePaul University. He enjoys life in Utah with his husband Brian and their son, Davison.

"I am thrilled to step into this new role at Huntsman Cancer Foundation," Savage said. "We have an amazing team working together to engage our generous donors, patients, families, and community members across the Mountain West. I look forward to deepening the relationships with all our key stakeholders to nurture Huntsman Cancer Institute's world-class cancer care and cutting-edge cancer research."

Savage began in this new role with the Huntsman Cancer Foundation on November 1.

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About Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah (the U) is the National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center for Utah, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and Wyoming. With a legacy of innovative cancer research, groundbreaking discoveries, and world-class patient care, we are transforming the way cancer is understood, prevented, diagnosed, treated, and survived. Huntsman Cancer Institute focuses on delivering a cancer-free frontier to all communities in the area we serve. We have more than 300 open clinical trials and 250 research teams studying cancer at any given time. More genes for inherited cancers have been discovered at Huntsman Cancer Institute than at any other cancer center. Our scientists are world-renowned for understanding how cancer begins and using that knowledge to develop innovative approaches to treat each patient’s unique disease. Huntsman Cancer Institute was founded by Jon M. and Karen Huntsman.

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