Congratulations are in order for former Secretary of State Karen Handel for her new position as Senior Vice-President For Public Policy of the Susan G Komen organization.
WASHINGTON D.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, announced today that it has appointed Karen Handel to serve as senior vice president of public policy.
Ms. Handel is a well-known and experienced policy maker, having held various positions in government at the local, state and federal level. Most recently, she was the Secretary of State for the state of Georgia, where she had oversight of 400 employees, responsible for overseeing elections, corporations, securities and professional licensing boards.
In her role at Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Ms. Handel will be responsible for leading the organization’s federal and state advocacy efforts, including management of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Advocacy Alliance. Ms. Handel has been working with Komen as a consultant for advocacy since January and with this appointment now officially joins the staff. She will be based out of Komen’s Washington, D.C. office.
As I have written before, getting to know Karen and Steve was one of the true bright spots of the last campaign cycle. I’ll also state that based on my time in and around politics and politicians, you can learn a lot more about a person’s true self after a loss than you ever will after a win. I remain proud to call Karen and Steve friends, who continue to reside in the Atlanta area despite the location of Karen’s new office.
Please join me in congratulating Karen on her new role.