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Marty Walz resigns as Planned Parenthood CEO

Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts president and chief executive Marty Walz resigned Wednesday in a phone call to the organization’s board chairman.

Officials said Walz was in “active dialogue” with other organizations.

The former Democratic state representative had held the post since early 2013.

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Board member and former judge Nonnie Burnes will succeed Walz on an interim basis while the group looks for a permanent successor, according to a Planned Parenthood memo.

Jim O’Sullivan can be reached at jim.osullivan@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @JOSreports.