Ken Wheatley is the San Diego-based Challenged Athletes Foundation’s new CEO, effective immediately.

Wheatley retired as senior vice president with Sony Electronics after serving there for 24 years, and prior to that he was an FBI special agent. In addition, he has served on several Boards and international advisory groups, most recently as co-director for the California Chapter of the Washington, DC-based Lung Cancer Alliance.

He graduated Summa Cum Laude with his Master’s degree from Webster University and received his undergraduate degree from Florida International University, according to a media release from Challenged Athletes Foundation.

“I’m excited and deeply appreciative for the opportunity to join an organization that is positively changing the lives of thousands of people around the world,” Wheatley says in the release. “CAF has a great history, and I look forward to continue to support and execute its mission to help get individuals with physical challenges back into the game of life through sports and physical fitness.”

Challenged Athletes Foundation provides opportunities and support for people with disabilities, so they could be involved in sports and participate in physical activities.

[Source(s): Challenged Athletes Foundation, Business Wire]