Global Conference 2010
CEO, Melanoma Research Alliance
Wendy Selig is President and CEO of the Melanoma Research Alliance, a public charity focused on finding and funding the most promising melanoma research worldwide that will accelerate progress toward a cure. Selig manages MRA's strategic priorities, research portfolio and day-to-day operations. Founded by Debra and Leon Black in 2007 and established under the auspices of the Milken Institute, the MRA has provided millions of dollars for cutting-edge research in melanoma prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Before joining the MRA, Selig spent nearly a decade in leadership positions at the American Cancer Society and its advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). Previously, Selig was a top aide to U.S. Rep. Porter Goss of Florida, the House Rules Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. She received a bachelor's degree from Princeton University and a master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.