Doug Ulman, a Howard County native and founder of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, has been named president and CEO of Pelotonia, a cycling organization that raises money for cancer research, according to officials of the Ohio-based organization.
Ulman, 37, is currently president and CEO of the Livestrong Foundation, the cancer fundraising organization founded by cyclist Lance Armstrong.
He has worked with the Livestrong since 2001, and was at the helm of the organization as it weathered the controversy regarding cyclist and then-chairman Armstrong, who was stripped of his Tour de France titles for alleged doping.
On the Livestrong website, Ulman posted a message saying he and his family would be leaving at the end of the year.
"Serving Livestrong for the past 14 years has truly been an honor," he wrote. "I am grateful to the foundation's devoted team, its tireless supporters and faithful donors for their commitment to a mission that has served millions battling cancer."
According to a release from Pelotonia, Ulman will work with their organization and also with the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.
In the release, Ulman called the move a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play multiple roles in the fight against cancer and collaborate with the academic and business communities in …Columbus."
Founded in 2008, Pelotonia has raised more than $61 million over five years in hosting cycling events, according to the organization.
Ulman, the brother of Howard County Executive and Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Ken Ulman, is a survivor of chondrosarcoma and malignant melanoma, according to his biography on the website of the Columbia-based Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. That organization was founded in 1997 as a 501c3 nonprofit by the Ulman family to provide support, education and resources to young adults and families affected by cancer.