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American Heart Association CEO Announces Retirement
Date:7/28/2008

uary 2008, he was appointed to serve on the Advisory Committee to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Wheeler's leadership in the nonprofit arena includes a role as co-convener of the Panel on the Non Profit Sector, an independent national panel established at the request of the Senate Finance Committee to consider and recommend actions that will strengthen good governance, ethical conduct and effective practice of public charities and private foundations.

He also served on the President's Commission on Improving Economic Opportunity in Communities Dependent on Tobacco Production While Protecting Public Health.

The American Heart Association's Board of Directors is beginning its search for Wheeler's successor and hopes to make a decision by October.

About the American Heart Association

Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association today is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. These diseases, America's No. 1 and No. 3 killers, and all other cardiovascular diseases claim nearly 870,000 lives a year. In fiscal year 2006-07 the association invested more than $554 million in research, professional and public education, advocacy and community service programs to help all Americans live longer, healthier lives. To learn more, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit americanheart.org.


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