Lance Slaughter brings more than 18 years of extensive management experience in nonprofits combined with a strong understanding of mission driven organizations. As Executive Vice President, Chapter Relations and Governance, Lance is responsible for providing the overall leadership, direction, strategy and vision for The Association's network of chapters, and ensuring effective governance Association-wide. Lance joined The ALS Association in 2009 as part of The Association's national development staff. In his role, he supported the launch of The Association's first nationwide collaborative direct mail program in addition to overseeing the organization's partnership with Minor League Baseball and Major League Baseball. Lance went on to serve as Director, Chapter Relations, providing consultative support to chapter leadership and guidance on organizational and fund development activities to chapters in the eastern United States. In 2012, Lance joined the executive leadership team and has led various enterprises including overseeing The Association's nationwide network of chapters, its programs, projects and outreach and Association-wide fundraising efforts. Prior to joining The ALS Association, Lance served as Executive Director for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Greater Los Angeles Chapter and also held a number of positions of various responsibilities with the American Heart Association. Lance is a graduate of University of California Los Angeles.