The following story was originally posted on the American Heart Association News site on June 19, 2019.
Bertram L. Scott, a nationally recognized health care executive from Charlotte, North Carolina, and Robert A. Harrington, M.D., FAHA, an acclaimed interventional cardiologist from Stanford, California, will lead the American Heart Association, as it enters its 2019-2020 fiscal year.
hero_image_alt_text===Bertram Scott and Dr. Robert Harrington
thumbnail_alt_text===Bertram Scott and Dr. Robert Harrington
Previously named to Fortune magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Black Executives in America,” Scott takes the reigns as chairman of the board following a two-year term as chairman-elect. After climbing the executive ranks at Prudential Life Insurance Company, Horizon Mercy HealthCare, TIAA-CREF, Cigna and Affinity Health Plan, Scott served at Novant Health in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he recently retired. He has volunteered with the Association on regional and national levels for more than 20 years, as a member of the National Board of Directors since 2012.
Harrington, the Association’s new president, is a global leader in acute ischemic heart disease as the Arthur L. Bloomfield professor of medicine and chair of the Department of Medicine at Stanford University. His volunteer contributions include helping to launch One Brave Idea — the Association’s landmark scientific collaboration with Verily and Astra Zeneca — providing guidance to the science enterprise and leading the Association’s Health Technology Advisory Group. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Association’s Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine, co-chairs the Research Leaders Academy Planning Committee and chairs the Silicon Valley Heart Ball.