"<photocredit>iStockphoto</photocredit>"” id=”Kevin Longino” src=”/ext/resources/images/Articles/PR_NKF_Kevin-Longino.jpg” style=”width: 100px; height: 136px; float: left; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px;” title=”Kevin Longino” />Bruce Skyer will be stepping down from his position as CEO of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), on May 18, 2015, the organization announced. Kevin Longino (left), a member of the board of directors executive committee, has been named as interim executive officer, and will work closely with Skyer during this transition. The board of directors said they will direct a search for a permanent replacement.</p>
<p> 	Skyer joined NKF in April 2010 as Chief Operating Officer. He was appointed CEO in October 2011.</p>
<p> 	"I am so proud of what we all accomplished over my five years at NKF," said Skyer. "Because of our hard work, millions of kidney patients and practitioners can count on the National Kidney Foundation being here for many years to come. As I seek my next professional challenge, I want to thank the volunteers and staff, and I wish nothing but the best for the foundation and, most importantly, for the patients."<br /> 	 </p>
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