February 22, 2012 07:00 ET

LIVESTRONG® Appoints New Leadership Position

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Feb 22, 2012) - Today, LIVESTRONG® announced the appointment of Jakob Franzen as Senior Director of People and Organizational Development.

"We are pleased to welcome Jakob Franzen to the LIVESTRONG team," said LIVESTRONG president and CEO Doug Ulman. "Jakob brings an abundance of experience and professionalism to the position that will greatly affect the overall success of the organization."

In his role as Senior Director of People and Organizational Development, Franzen will work closely with Ulman to create an organizational environment where the culture thrives and the mission, to serve people and families affected by cancer, is lived out daily.

"I am pleased to join such an innovative, entrepreneurial non-profit organization," said Franzen. "LIVESTRONG's mission is vital and I am fortunate to be able to help further it."

Franzen, a native of Texas, joins the LIVESTRONG team after serving as Principal Consultant for Human Paradigm, Inc. Over the course of his 20 years of experience, Franzen has provided both small and emerging companies as well as large enterprises, with creative HR management solutions. Franzen has experience managing enterprise level projects and global teams, as well as consulting to Fortune 500 companies on HR management and integrating technology into work teams. Franzen has delivered both in-person sessions and webinars on human resources and employee engagement and has been published in the professional journal workspan Magazine. Franzen is currently certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and a Project Management Professional (PMP).

About LIVESTRONG/Lance Armstrong Foundation
LIVESTRONG serves people affected by cancer and empowers them to take action against the world's leading cause of death. Created as the Lance Armstrong Foundation in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, the organization is now known publicly by its powerful brand -- LIVESTRONG -- and is a leader in the global movement on behalf of 28 million people around the world living with cancer today. Originating with the iconic yellow wristband, LIVESTRONG has become a symbol of hope and inspiration to people affected by cancer around the world. Since its inception, the organization has raised $450 million for the fight against cancer. For more information, visit

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