TAMPA, Fla. – Moffitt Cancer Center has announced the hire of Kevin Pickett, MBA, CFP®, as its Executive Vice President & Chief Philanthropy Officer.
Pickett will provide the strategic vision for the role of philanthropy at Moffitt, working closely with executive leadership to identify and define the institution's philanthropic priorities.
Pickett has a combined background in sales and 20 years of fundraising experience. Since 2004, he has been affiliated with organizations dedicated to the cure of cancer. Prior to Moffitt, he served as Executive Director of Development for The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Pickett led the planned giving and annual fund team which raised more than $40 million annually.
“This is a system-wide position responsible for contributing to the success of the organization,” said Dr. Alan List, president & CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center. “Kevin brings with him an impressive background and a deep appreciation for the importance of philanthropy in supporting cancer research. We look forward to his leadership in helping us to reach new audiences.”
Pickett received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Biblical Studies from Kentucky Christian University and an MBA from the University of Houston. In 2004, he attained the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation.
Pickett maintains memberships in the National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers and the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy.
About Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. One of the three largest cancer centers in the United States based on patient volume, the Tampa-based facility is one of only 45 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the top-ranked cancer hospital in Florida and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for cancer care since 1999. Moffitt devotes more than 2 million square feet to research and patient care. With more than 5,000 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $1.9 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.