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Muscular Dystrophy Association Announces Appointment of Chief Marketing Officer

MDA to advance greater awareness of the organization’s mission with newly established role.

NEW YORK, August 15, 2023 -- The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) announced today the promotion of Morgan Roth to the role of Chief Marketing Officer. Ms. Roth previously served as Vice President, Marketing & Communication for the organization. She will continue to work alongside leadership and the team to grow the MDA brand and to champion strategies to inform and engage the highly diverse MDA stakeholder community.

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Morgan Roth, Chief Marketing Officer, Muscular Dystrophy Association

"This integral role will not only bring greater collaboration for all groups across Muscular Dystrophy Association but will better support our mission as we continue to lead the way in accelerating research, advancing care, and advocating for access to empower the people we serve to live independent lives,” said Donald S. Wood, Ph.D., President and CEO, MDA. "Morgan’s two decades of experience leading communication and marketing strategies within nonprofit organizations and institutions around the world is a critical asset as we continue to build toward the future.”

Prior to MDA, Ms. Roth led and developed compelling brand strategies to advance missions for nonprofits worldwide including most recently the EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases, ALS Association, and USAID’s Soma Umenye project in Kigali, Rwanda. She also led global communications for the American University of Beirut and The American University in Cairo.

“The MDA Labor Day telethons were a staple of my youth, and I never dreamed that I would one day have the privilege of stewarding this iconic brand into its 75th year in 2025,” said Ms. Roth, Chief Marketing Officer, MDA. “I could not be more excited about amplifying MDA’s mission and impact for people like me who live with neuromuscular disease. We can all benefit from the groundbreaking work we’re doing in research, multidisciplinary care, and public policy to help our community live longer, stronger, more independent lives.

Ms. Roth will be reporting directly to the President and CEO, Dr. Wood, and is based in Washington, D.C.

About Muscular Dystrophy Association

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is the #1 voluntary health organization in the United States for people living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases. For over 70 years, MDA has led the way in accelerating research, advancing care, and advocating for the support of our families. MDA's mission is to empower the people we serve to live longer, more independent lives. To learn more visit and follow MDA on Instagram, Facebook, X, Threads, TikTok, LinkedIn, and YouTube.