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St. Baldrick’s Foundation Welcomes Reinsurance Association of America President to its Board of Directors

Washington, D.C. (April 16, 2020) – The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest non-government funder of childhood cancer research grants, announces the appointment of Frank Nutter, president of the Reinsurance Association of America (RAA), to its board of directors.

Nutter has supported the St. Baldrick’s Foundation since its inception, when a reinsurance industry colleague and St. Baldrick’s Founder John Bender first shaved his head on March 17, 2000 to stand in solidarity for kids with cancer. Since 2016, Nutter has been a volunteer shavee, raising more than $51,000, and is planning on raising more money for lifesaving childhood cancer research on April 17 at 11:30 a.m. (EST). Nutter will shave his head on a YouTube live stream with St. Baldrick’s Foundation CEO Kathleen Ruddy, St. Baldrick’s 2020 Ambassadors Micah Bernstein and parents of Seth and Joel Decker, St. Baldrick’s Honored Kid Olivia Egge, and St. Baldrick’s Funded Researcher Dr. Jeffrey Toretsky.

“Having seen St. Baldrick’s grow to the amazing organization that it is today, and the many years of impact it’s had in the childhood cancer research world has been incredible to witness,” said Nutter. “It truly speaks to the caliber of dedication that St. Baldrick’s has to improving the lives of kids with cancer through improved treatment options, and hopefully a cure someday. I’m excited and humbled to work with an organization that is so dedicated to its mission.”

Nutter currently serves on the Advisory Board of the OECD’s International Network for the Financial Management of Large-Scale Disasters, the RAND Center on Catastrophic Risk Management and Compensation, and the University of Cincinnati’s Carl H. Lindner III Center for Insurance and Risk Management Advisory Board. He also serves on the Editorial Panel of Intelligent Insurer magazine. He has recently served on the Advisory Board of the Center for Health and the Global Environment, an adjunct to the Harvard University School of Public Health, Council of the American Meteorological Society, and the Board of the University Center for Atmospheric Research, a consortium of universities managing the National Center for Atmospheric Research sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

“Frank’s passion and excitement for our mission, professional skillset and industry connections make him a perfect addition to the St. Baldrick’s board,” said Kathleen Ruddy, St. Baldrick’s CEO. “His years of dedication to our organization and his drive to conquer childhood cancers is admirable and I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish together in his new role.”

Nutter has a Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Cincinnati. The University of Cincinnati recently awarded Mr. Nutter the 2020 Kautz Alumni Masters Award. Nutter was an officer in the U.S. Navy and is a Vietnam veteran. He competed in the 2019 Senior Olympics in cycling.

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About St. Baldrick’s Foundation
As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is leading the charge to take childhood back from cancer. St. Baldrick’s funds some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts who are working to find cures and better treatments for all childhood cancers. Kids need treatments as unique as they are – and that starts with funding research just for them. Join us at StBaldricks.org to help support the best childhood cancer research, no matter where it takes place.