Announcement for SGO and FWC CEO Pierre Désy

It is with a mixture of emotions that I write you today to announce my resignation as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) and Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC). My last day serving SGO and FWC as CEO will be September 30, 2023.

To begin, I want to express my deepest gratitude for the tremendous opportunities and invaluable experiences I have had the privilege to encounter during my seven-year tenure with SGO and FWC. It has been an honor to work alongside dedicated and passionate professionals in the field of gynecologic oncology, and I am immensely proud of the progress we have made together in advancing patient care, research, and education within the specialty. I hold our organizations and missions in the highest regard.

While the decision to step down has not been easy, I firmly believe that change and new perspectives are vital for sustained growth and continued success. I am confident that the capable hands of the dedicated board, the talented staff, and the exceptional members will guide the Society and the Foundation toward even greater achievements in the future. I have full faith in the collective wisdom, expertise, and shared vision of our stakeholders to steer the organizations in the right direction.

To that end, please know that I am committed to facilitating a smooth transition process to ensure minimal disruption and continuity in the operations of SGO and FWC. I will be available to provide necessary support during this period and to assist where needed to onboard a new CEO.

I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to everyone who has contributed to the success of SGO and FWC during my tenure. I am truly grateful for the unwavering support I have received from the board, the staff, the volunteers, and the entire membership.

Finally, I’d like to reiterate my profound belief in the potential of SGO, FWC, and the field of gynecologic oncology at large. I wholeheartedly wish for continued growth, prosperity, and success in all organizational endeavors. I will closely follow its progress, always rooting for the extraordinary advancements SGO and FWC will undoubtedly make.

Thank you, once again, for your support, trust, and friendship throughout my tenure as CEO.

Pierre Désy, MPH, CAE
Chief Executive Officer