Ed Abel, Farley Cleghorn Promoted at GRM Futures Group; Kim Bredhauer Comments

GRM Futures GroupThe GRM Futures Group has promoted Ed Abel to president of the company’s U.S. business segment and Farley Cleghorn to chief knowledge officer and global health practice leader effective Oct. 1.

The promotions were announced as CEO Chris LeGrand prepares to leave the company by the end of the year, the Futures Group said Friday.

“I am pleased that we have these two exceptional, long-serving team members to help carry us forward, ” Kim Bredhauer, group managing director, said regarding Abel and Cleghorn.

Abel is currently senior vice president and chief operating officer while Cleghorn is SVP and chief technical officer.

Abel, who has worked more than three decades on international health and development,  will be in charge of the Futures Group U.S. segment’s business growth strategy, workforce and client relationships.

Cleghorn, an international HIV/AIDS expert and a 20-year health and global development professional, will oversee the company’s knowledge development and sharing as well as the technical implementation, product portfolio and career development associated with its global health practice.

The GRM Futures Group said LeGrand will assist with the transition and oversee priority projects in the interim.

“During his 15 years with the organization, Chris has fostered a sense of stability and commitment to results that (have) successfully guided his team through periods of change, ” Bredhauer said.

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