The Arizona Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, one of the most prominent nonprofit organizations in the Valley, has named Andy Gordon, partner at Coppersmith Brockelman, as the chairman of the Board of Trustees for 2016-17.

A board member since 2011, Andy is a myeloma survivor and two-time stem cell transplant recipient. His first-hand knowledge and experience will allow him to lead the Board from a unique perspective.

At age 60, Andy was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a rare blood cancer, just twelve years after he lost his first wife to the very same cancer. The odds of developing this same cancer was a one in 14 million possibility. But thanks in part to his treatment involving stem cell transplantation, he is living a richer, fuller life.

LLS selects exemplary leaders who are established professionals and philanthropists to represent the organization, and Andy certainly meets the criteria. A seasoned senior litigator with 40 years of experience and a national reputation in business, antitrust, health care law, government contracting, and procurement and appeals, he is also an active member of LLS’s Team In Training, which is a marathon, half marathon, triathlon, cycling and hiking event and training program within the organization. Since becoming involved, Andy has raised more than $150,000 for LLS through Team In Training Arizona.

Andy will be joined by a new vice chair and several new board members for the upcoming year.

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