Chief Executive Officer, American Heart Association
Brown has been chief executive officer of the American Heart Association, the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to preventing, treating and defeating cardiovascular diseases and stroke, since 2008. Under her leadership, the Association established the first-ever definition of “cardiovascular health” and announced its bold 2020 goal of improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent.
During her tenure as CEO, Brown has led many significant advances, including:
- Launching the AHA’s Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine, a ground-breaking research enterprise focused on fulfilling the promise of personalized medicine.
- Convening the AHA’s CEO Roundtable, comprised of CEOs from the largest and most influential corporations in America driving new workplace health solutions.
- Evolving the Association’s first-ever integrated global strategy which has expanded the organization’s international presence and impact.
Brown is co-chairman of the Health Governors Community of the World Economic Forum and vice-chairman of the Truth Initiative. She serves on the boards of directors of the World Economic Forum Center for the 4th Industrial Revolution; the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care; Research!America; the Alliance for a Healthier Generation; the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids; and the Valentin Fuster-Mount Sinai Foundation for Science, Health and Empowerment. She also serves as a member of the Qualcomm Life Advisory Board, the Phillips Advisory Board and Leadership18. She is a past chairman of the board of the National Health Council.
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