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Brown Named CEO of the American Heart Association
Date:11/3/2008

a new employment brand; and the nationwide launch of the Get with the Guidelines hospital quality improvement program after successfully creating and piloting the program in the New England Affiliate. She was also responsible for managing the AHA's 2010 Strategic Planning process which resulted in a new mission statement, a new Strategic Driving Force statement, and a framework for the first-ever Global Strategic Plan, and is currently leading the process for developing the 2020 strategic plan.

"I am honored to have been appointed as the next CEO of the American Heart Association," Brown said. "Although we've made great progress in the fight against heart disease and stroke, our work is far from over. Too many people are impacted by the devastating effects of these diseases. The AHA will continue to work aggressively to help people live healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. I look forward to the opportunity to lead the AHA to its next level of success."

Prior to joining the AHA, Brown served as Director of Development/ Deputy Director of the Endowment Campaign for the Michigan Cancer Foundation, and as Special Events Director for Mount Carmel Mercy Hospital in Detroit. She is a graduate of Central Michigan University.

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 2007-08 the association invested more than $559 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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