The ALS Association North Carolina Chapter has hired long-time executive and broadcast professional Dave Shore as its chief operating officer. Shore joined the staff in the newly created position on April 1.
An operations manager, program director and sports director for flagship ESPN stations from coast to coast (Dallas, Raleigh, Los Angeles and Detroit), Shore has developed and maintained professional relationships across the country while leveraging skills in strategic and tactical communications and planning, media relations, public communication, brand and marketing strategy, and people management.
At The ALS Association North Carolina Chapter, he will oversee internal operations while also building partnerships and contributing to the Association’s mission to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.
“Dave brings a unique skillset not often found in the non-profit sector,” said Jerry Dawson, president and CEO of The ALS Association North Carolina Chapter. “His passion for ALS, coupled with his experience as a communicator and manager of flagship ESPN stations across the country, will better position us to achieve our vision of creating a world without ALS.”
In addition to his high-level management experience, Shore brings a passion and personal commitment to his new role. Shore, who previously served on the board of directors for The ALS Association Golden West Chapter, lost his mother to ALS.
“I’m so very honored and excited to take on this new role,” Shore said. “It’s a personal mission that began in 1992 when my mother Phyllis lost her battle with ALS. Through my years on air and management in the sports media industry, I’ve only been able to participate in a limited way. Now I can join this amazing team of passionate storytellers and fundraisers who, along with so many others in the research and medical industry, are doing incredible things to help those that live with ALS.
“I can’t wait to help forge new partnerships around our great state, and develop ways we can get closer to the best victory celebration I will have ever been a part of when we see a cure.”