Unanimously selected by its board of directors to head New York City-based Autism Speaks, marketing professional Angela Geiger will become president and CEO of the autism research and advocacy group starting in February.
“We are thrilled that Angela will be joining our team,” Brian Kelly, Autism Speaks’ chairman of the board, said. “She is a visionary, with a history of leadership and a record of accomplishment in family services, supporting the field, driving revenue and advancing science and advocacy priorities. Her strong record of success and experience makes Angela the perfect person to lead our team into the next decade.”
Geiger comes with a solid background in nonprofits, having most recently served as chief strategy officer for the Alzheimer’s Association, where she spearheaded strategic growth and logged an impressive track record for fundraising.
With both a B.A. and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, Geiger also worked for several academic institutions and the American Lung Association of Western Pennsylvania.
“It is truly an honor to be joining an organization that has had such a profound impact in 10 short years, and I thank … the Autism Speaks board for their vote of confidence in me,” Geiger said. “There is much work to be done for the millions impacted by autism around the globe. I look forward to leading and collaborating toward a common goal -- a world that is a more accepting and supportive place for all those with autism.”