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Meet Dave Oberembt



Please welcome Dave Oberembt to the You're the Cure family! Dave has big shoes to fill as he steps in to the role of Arkansas Government Relations Director, replacing Barbara Kumpe, longtime AHA staffer who recently retired. We wish Barbara well in her next chapter in life, and welcome Dave to the SouthWest Affiliate Advocacy Team!

More about Dave

I am originally from Montana.  I earned my Bachelors of Arts in Political Science at Montana State University.  Upon graduation I enrolled in the Masters of Higher Education program at Montana State University.  After working two legislative session in Montana lobbying on behalf of higher education, I realized my passion was in politics and public policy.  I spent the next 8 years working on various political and policy efforts across the country; including congressional, senatorial, and presidential elections.  I most recently worked on statewide policy initiatives to raise the minimum wage and to pass education reform. I am very excited to join the American Heart Association team and I can't wait to meet everyone.  

Fun Facts

I have visited 46 states. I am missing Alaska, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and California. 

My hometown of Miles City, MT was the hometown of golden ticket winner Violet Beauregarde in the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory movie.  It was the only non-fictional hometown in the movie. 

I am the proud owner of the greatest dog in the world, a golden doodle named Phillip T Hawthorne III.  

Want to learn more?

Feel free to reach out to Dave at [email protected] to learn more about him and to welcome him the SouthWest Affiliate Advocacy Team!

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