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City of Hope Names UMPG's Evan Lamberg President of Music, Film & Entertainment Industry Board

Evan Lamberg
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Evan Lamberg

City of Hope, the world-renowned independent research and treatment cancer for cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases, has appointed Evan Lamberg as the Music, Film and Entertainment Industry Board’s new president.

Lamberg, president of Universal Music Publishing Group, North America, will now oversee the fundraising efforts for industry's entertainment division, which has raised more than $118 million to cure and prevent cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases.

Lamberg succeeds Peter Gray, general manager and executive vice president of promotion and media for Warner Bros. Records, who completed his two-year term in December 2017.

“The work done at City of Hope has improved the lives of millions of people around the globe, and it has personally saved the lives of a number of my friends. They are a rare place that treats the body as well as the soul, and I hope to help continue their tradition of making people’s lives better. I would also like to thank Peter Gray as it’s been a pleasure to work with him during his presidency,” said Lamberg in a statement.

“I am so pleased to be handing the reins to Evan,” added Gray. “This has been an amazing and fulfilling experience for me and I couldn't think of anyone more qualified and dedicated to taking the group forward than Evan.”

Lamberg has been an active board member of the Music, Film and Entertainment Industry Group for six years as co-chairman of Songs of Hope, an event that honors songwriters, which has raised more than $3.7 million for City of Hope.

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