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Cancer Society names new head of Gwinnett

DULUTH — The American Cancer Society has named its new executive director for the Gwinnett area.

Bill Manson, with 20 years of experience in marketing in the Atlanta area and already heavily experienced in cancer-related organizations, will begin his role Tuesday. He’ll be filling the shoes of Randy Redner, who built Gwinnett’s Relay for Life into the largest in the world during his six-year tenure.

Manson is a “key board member and driving force” for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation that has raised over $54 million for that cause, Redner said in an e-mail.

His new role as area executive director will allow him to oversee the American Cancer Society’s field operations for both its Gwinnett and Gainesville offices, which combined work with 12 counties and 1.5 million Georgians.