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The National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL) has tapped Cynthia Morton to be its new executive director, the organization said Friday.

Morton is replacing Peter Clendenin, who is retiring after 13 years as executive director. She is set to begin the new post on Sept. 13. Morton most recently was vice president of political affairs for the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living. She also served as senior director of Congressional Affairs during her 12 years with AHCA. NASL is focused on legislative and regulatory matters that affect ancillary services, products, medical supplies, diagnostic testing, and information systems within the home, long-term and post-acute care sector.

“Ms. Morton has more than 20 years of legislative and policy experience in the long term care arena,” Cindy Susienka, president of NASL, said in a press release. “Her expertise in health care policy and in-depth knowledge of the issues that directly affect our members will be a great asset to NASL.”