ACC Launches Search For Next CEO
News | Published: Wednesday, July 22, 2020
The American College of Cardiology has launched a search for its next chief executive officer (CEO). Led by a Search Committee made up of nine ACC member leaders, the College hopes to announce a new CEO early next year.
“We are looking for an individual who can effectively lead the College through this time of unprecedented change and uncertainty, while also staying focused on our Mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health around the world,” said Richard Kovacs, MD, MACC, chair of the Search Committee and immediate past president.
The CEO will report directly to the ACC’s Board of Trustees and will be charged with working closely with both the BOT and the senior management team to implement the College’s five-year strategic plan, including the achievement of annual and long term goals and financial metrics. Other responsibilities include continuing the College’s focus on innovation; helping to foster a strong and diverse staff and member volunteer network; representing the interests of ACC members and the patients they serve before key policymaking bodies; forging and cultivating strong relationships with other cardiovascular societies and stakeholders around the world; and more.
“The ACC needs a proven leader who shares our commitment to quality, innovation, education and collaboration, diversity and inclusion, and strategic management,” said ACC President Athena Poppas, MD, FACC. “As we pivot to meet the evolving needs of cardiovascular professionals in the U.S. and around the world, the right candidate will embody our cultural values of teamwork, professionalism and excellence, and understand the importance of patients in all that we do.”