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Welcome New Georgia Government Relations Director

On November 14, Michael Cortes joined the American Heart Association as the Georgia Government Relations Director. He is based in Marietta, Georgia. Michael can be reached at [email protected]


He is originally from the Orlando area and recently moved from Florida to Georgia to be near his family. His background includes serving as a Legislative Assistant to Florida State Representatives Rene Plasencia and Bryan Nelson, with an emphasis on healthcare and education policy. Michael also served as deputy campaign manager for a state representative race in 2012 and he is a graduate of the University of Central Florida. Additionally, Michael’s work included managing social media content for his former employers and in his spare time, Michael is an avid hiker and cyclist.

Please join us in giving Michael a heart-felt welcome to the American Heart Association!

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