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CCA Appoints New Chief Operating Officer


Washington, DC (May 13, 2019)The Colorectal Cancer Alliance (The Alliance), recently hired Lou DiGioia as their new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Sterling Martin Associates is proud to share another successful national search conducted and placement made for one of our clients.

Sterling Martin Associates extends our congratulations to Lou DiGioia, newly appointed Chief Operating Officer for The Colorectal Cancer Alliance

DiGioia has over 20 years of dedicated experience working for nonprofit organizations including an academic tutoring and test preparation company, an organization providing civic and government experiences for youth, a foundation dedicated to middle school math, and one of the largest student associations in the world.

Before joining The Alliance, DiGioia was the Executive Director of DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), an organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around the world.

DiGioia holds a Masters of Business Administration, Accounting and Finance from George Mason University. He also holds the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). He is an active committee member and frequent speaker at ASAE conferences, and volunteers as an instructor for the CAE immersion course.

About CCA

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance, based in Washington, DC, was founded in 1999 as the Colon Cancer Alliance, by a group of 40+ survivors, caregivers and friends who saw the need to educate the public about colorectal cancer and provide support to those affected by the disease. In 1999, the first annual meeting of the Colon Cancer Alliance was held in Washington, DC. Shortly after, a board of directors was appointed, and a committee structure put in place. To date, more than 800,000 people have turned to the Alliance.

In November 2017, after merging with the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation the Colon Cancer Alliance became the Colorectal Cancer Alliance, focused on empowering a nation of allies who work with Alliance to provide support for patients and families, caregivers, and survivors; to raise awareness of preventive measures; and inspire efforts to fund critical research. United in their fierce determination to dramatically impact the way society sees this devastating disease, they exist to end colorectal cancer in our lifetime.

About Sterling Martin Associates

Sterling Martin Associates (SMA) is a national executive search firm founded in 2006 by CEO and Managing Partner, David Martin. SMA specializes in working with associations and nonprofit organizations on senior-level executive searches. With five office locations in Washington, DC, Chicago, New York and California, SMA offers national reach and scope while providing superior quality of service in a cost-effective manner. Our partners and consultants bring association, nonprofit and for-profit management experience to each of our client engagements. Our team also serves as volunteers for a wide range of nonprofit governing boards.