Nancy Brown has been Chief Executive Officer of the American Heart Association (AHA) since October, 2008. The AHA is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to preventing, treating and defeating cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Under her leadership, the AHA established the first-ever definition of “cardiovascular health” and announced its bold 2020 goal of improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent, while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent. During her tenure as CEO, Nancy has also led the organization to many significant advances, including: • Creating MyResearchLegacy™ which puts patients and their needs at the center of scientific research; • Launching the AHA’s Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine, a ground-breaking research enterprise focused on fulfilling the promise of personalized medicine; • Cultivating a strategic business relationship with Amazon Web Services centered on the precision medicine data marketplace; • Developing One Brave Idea™, an unprecedented $75 million/5-year research collaboration with Verily and AstraZeneca which aims to end coronary heart disease and its consequences; • Convening the AHA’s CEO Roundtable, comprised of CEOs from the largest and most influential corporations in America driving new workplace health solutions; • Advancing a number of critical new mission-aligned and revenue business enterprises for the Association; and • Evolving the Association’s first-ever integrated global strategy which has expanded the organization’s international presence and impact. In addition to her efforts for the AHA, Brown is a member of the Boards of Directors of, the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care, Research!America, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, the Truth Initiative, and the Valentin Fuster-Mount Sinai Foundation for Science, Health and Empowerment. She also serves as a member of the Health Governors Community of the World Economic Forum, the Qualcomm Life Advisory Board, the FasterCures Patients Count Leadership Council, and Leadership18. She also previously served as Chairman of the Board of the National Health Council.