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Bill Gimson

Executive Director, Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

Mr. Gimson brings over 35 years of program and administrative experience to CPRIT.  At the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, from where he retired as the Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Gimson had oversight for more than 15,000 employees and an annual budget in excess of $10 billion and worked in partnership with the CDC director and executive leadership to implement a number of strategic initiatives, including re-engineering CDC’s administrative and organizational structure. Mr. Gimson has received the HHS’ Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service, the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award, and the Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership by American University in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Gimson, who spent his formative years in Texas, holds a master’s degree in business administration from Duke University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.