PKD Foundation welcomes new CEO, Andy Betts

andy_betts_tie_200_300We are excited to announce we have a new CEO, Andy Betts. After an in-depth national search to identify the best person to lead the Foundation, our Board’s executive search committee concluded that Andy’ expertise and experience are key to moving us closer to achieving our mission. He’ll join the Foundation starting Dec. 5.

Andy has over 15 years of experience leading non-profit executive management teams, and managing development, marketing and volunteer functions for large, non-profit organizations. His skills in philanthropy, strategic visioning and building high-performing teams will be important assets to move the Foundation forward.

Andy comes to us from The Salvation Army of Kansas and Missouri, where he was the Executive Director of Development, raising more than $50 million annually from 28 cities and 110 counties across a large range of donors. He has also held executive and leadership titles for other prominent non-profit organizations in the U.S. and in Europe such as Outreach International, The Message Trust and UCB broadcasting. Andy lives in Kansas City, Mo. with his wife, Jennifer, and sons, Josh and Ethan.

This is a time of growth and promise for the Foundation. We are making strides in research with five potential treatments in clinical trials and more than 30 active PKD-Foundation funded research projects underway. Andy joins our leadership as we continue to make remarkable progress that is moving us closer toward a day when “no one will suffer the full effects of PKD.”

Learn more about our executive leadership.