Leading Global Health Organization Welcomes New Executive Vice President of Strategy and Operations

Aug 24, 2020

(Greenville, S.C., August 24, 2020) — The South Carolina-based global health organization is adding to its staff with the hiring of an executive vice president of strategy and operations. Joining the team is Ken Wilson who arrives with decades of experience with international organizations, directing and facilitating operations assessments, collaborating on global strategies and ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulatory requirements. “Ken brings passion for excellence in operational management and extensive leadership experience to our team,” says Bill Simmons, president and CEO. “His knowledge of enduring business principles and international practices and standards, coupled with his ability to understand and connect them to the needs of an organization, give him a unique advantage in delivering solutions that drive value. We look forward to having him strengthen our organization as he leads our strategy planning and systems, global operations and digital transformation.” Born in the U.K., a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) in Australia and a permanent U.S. resident, Ken worked in industry and public accounting before moving to Asia to oversee operational management for Compassion International. His role provided audit, financial and operations leadership for the Asia region. He relocated to Colorado in 1998 to establish the organization’s global internal audit function as vice president for risk management. While in that role, Wilson became a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), gained an M.B.A., and built a fraud prevention and investigation function. Most recently Wilson led a technology transformation project for Compassion International, directing project, process and change management. “I am looking forward to joining the American Leprosy Missions team on September 1st, and contributing to this growing and dynamic organization’s vision of a world without leprosy,” says Wilson. He will be based in Colorado.

About American Leprosy Missions

American Leprosy Missions, based in Greenville, South Carolina, is the oldest and largest Christian organization in the United States dedicated to curing and caring for people affected by leprosy and related diseases. It currently supports projects, programs and partners in countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas. Since its founding in 1906, American Leprosy Missions has provided holistic care to more than four million people around the world including medical treatment and training, disease mapping and management, community development and research.

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