City of Hope, the Duarte, Calif.-based center for treatment and research for life-threatening diseases, has announced President Robert Stone will replace retiring CEO Dr. Michael Friedman, according to a news release.
Stone will assume a dual role of president and CEO and will take over at the end of the year.
Friedman is a former acting FDA commissioner. City of Hope officials credited him with overseeing a decade that saw a period of “remarkable growth” for the organization. Friedman joined the organization in 2003, while Stone joined the group in 1996 as associate general counsel and was named president last year. Their ages weren't provided.