Komen Puget Sound named David Richart as its permanent executive director, effective in January. Richart replaced Mona Locke, who has served as the affiliate’s interim executive director since July 2013.

In this role, Richart oversees affiliate operations and develop strategies for program growth.

A Seattle resident since 1990, Richart was most recently an executive consultant with Allion Healthcare/MOMS Pharmacy, where he helped to create three new HIV/Hepatitis C Specialty Pharmacies in Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut.

Prior to that, Richart served for four years as the executive director of the Lifelong AIDS Alliance in Seattle. There, he was instrumental in growing its programs and corresponding budgets from $12 million to $22 million over three years.

Since its founding in 1993, Komen Puget Sound has raised and invested nearly $25 million to fight breast cancer. To learn more about Komen Puget Sound, go to www.komenpugetsound.org.