Special Olympics Alaska has named Sue Perles as its president and CEO.

For the past seven years, Perles has worked as CEO for Girl Scouts of Alaska. She has also worked with Special Olympics Southern California, according to a release from Special Olympics Alaska.

“I am proud to join the Special Olympics Alaska team." Perles said. "Please join me in cheering for and supporting all of the Special Olympics Alaska athletes. I am eager and committed to championing sports training and competition for Special Olympics Alaska athletes statewide.”

Perles will start her new position Dec. 16.

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