The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) has named Bruce Skyer its new CEO, according to an announcement made by the NKF Board of Directors.

Succeeding John Davis, who served as CEO since 1982, Skyer will continue the organization’s nationwide initiatives to provide assistance for kidney patients and professionals.

Skyer first joined the NKF as Chief Operating Officer in April 2010. Prior to his involvement with the NKF, he was Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for the Nonprofit Finance Fund. He also had a variety of corporate finance positions at various Fortune 500 companies.

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“Skyer’s combination of experience in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors will serve NKF well,” said W. Edward Walter, chairman of the NKF Board of Directors. He said that Skyer’s business experience and interest in the community will be of great help to the NKF.