Press Release

The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children Welcomes Sally Paull as Chair of the Board of Directors

Alexandria, VA, USA — The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) announces Sally Paull as the newest Chair of its Board of Directors.

The announcement comes as Dr. Franz Humer ends his decade-long tenure as Chairman. Dr. Humer will continue to support the organization as an active member of the Board.

Paull is an accomplished senior business executive with more than twenty-five years of experience serving in senior leadership roles in life sciences, healthcare, and biopharma industries. She is a long-time supporter of ICMEC and joined the Board of Directors in 2019.

“The time has never been more urgent for individuals, institutions and governments to work together to do everything necessary to find and recover missing children and protect all children from the growing threats of sexual exploitation and abuse,” said Paull. “ICMEC’s global reach and work is essential to creating a safer world for all children — now and in the decades to come.”

Paull is currently Senior Vice President of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, a position she has held since 2016. In addition to her experience as a business executive, Paull spent more than twenty years in the U.S Air Force and Air Force Reserve, where she retired having reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Paull earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of International Relations from the University of Delaware. She resides in New York State.

ICMEC President & CEO, Bob Cunningham, welcomes Paull as only the 5th chair in ICMEC’s twenty-two-year history. “Sally’s passion for the organization and dedication to our cause will be critical moving forward as we seek to accelerate our work around the world — and do even more to safeguard children.”

Paull adds, “On behalf of my colleagues on the Board, I want to thank Dr. Humer for his 10 years of service as Chairman of the Board of Directors. His leadership, commitment, and support have been instrumental as ICMEC has extended its program reach to more than 120 countries and built a global network of child protectors working to create a safer world for children. We look forward to his continued engagement and support as a member of the Board of Directors.” 

About the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children

The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) is a non-governmental organization working to make the world a safer place for children by defending against child sexual exploitation, abuse, and the risk of going missing. Headquartered in the United States, ICMEC works with partners around the world to develop research, technologies, and educational resources to aid in the search and recovery of children who are missing, fight child sexual exploitation, and empower caring professionals, institutions, and communities to safeguard children from all forms of sexual abuse.

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