Huntsman Cancer Foundation
Peter Huntsman

SALT LAKE CITY — The Huntsman Cancer Foundation’s board of directors has elected Peter R. Huntsman as chairman effective immediately. He replaces his father, Jon M. Huntsman Sr., the Huntsman Cancer Institute’s founder and principal benefactor who died earlier this month.

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“While I wish the reason for this leadership change had occurred under different, and less personally sad circumstances, I am honored to be able to work with such an able board of directors and the dedicated professionals of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation to support the globally recognized and renowned cancer research, clinical care and education and outreach programs of HCI,” Peter Huntsman said in a press statement.

Peter Huntsman will also continue to serve as the foundation’s CEO, a position he has held since being appointed in 2015. Susan Sheehan will continue as president and chief operating officer.