Richard Shadyac Jr. Named CEO of ALSAC
June 11, 2009 — Richard C. Shadyac Jr. has been named the new CEO for American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities, the fundraising organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Shadyac will take the helm of ALSAC on Sept. 1. Shadyac’s father, Richard C. Shadyac Sr., served in the CEO position for ALSAC from 1992-2005.
Shadyac Jr. succeeds ALSAC COO David McKee, who served as CEO on an interim basis. He took the position after John P. Moses stepped down citing health concerns in August 2008. McKee will continue to serve as COO.
Shadyac Jr. served as the chairman of ALSAC’s board in 2008 and had served as the board’s vice chairman before that. He has been a practicing attorney for 27 years and is a partner in the Washington D.C. law firm, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP.
He earned his B.A. from Marquette University and a law degree from Loyola University in Chicago.
ALSAC employs more than 1,000 full and part-time employees mostly at St. Jude’s Memphis campus. In fiscal year 2008, ALSAC raised $660 million for St. Jude, which has a daily operating budget of nearly $1.4 million.