WASHINGTON — Former Kansas Congressman Dan Glickman said today he will become president of Refugees International.
Glickman, of Wichita, announced in October that he would leave his post as chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America when his contract expires in September 2010. But he stepped down early to take over Refugees International, which works to assist displaced people and find solutions to displacement crises.
Glickman took over the MPAA in 2004 and has helped guide the movie industry through the rise of digital technology and online piracy. Glickman also is a former Secretary of Agriculture.
The MPAA, which represents Hollywood, said its president and chief operating officer, Bob Pisano, will serve as interim chief executive while it searches for a replacement.
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Glickman officially leaves on April 1.