John Tracy Clinic names new president/CEO

LOS ANGELES–John Tracy Clinic, which has been serving deaf children and their families since 1942, has named J. Gaston Kent as president and chief executive officer, effective July 1.

The clinic was founded by Louise Tracy, wife of the actor Spencer Tracy, in honor of their son, who suffered from hearing impairment. JTC serves 25,000 families a year worldwide.

Kent, who had been an active member of the board of the John Tracy Clinic for three years, recently retired from the Northrop Grumman Corporation, where he was vice-president of finance.

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