— The Chairman’s Board of the American Heart Association, Southwest Florida Division is working hard for its community and was recently recognized by the American Heart Association National Board for being one of the top local boards in the country with the prestigious AHA Bronze Designation for Excellence.

This is the first major initiative of the AHA to identify and recognize best practices of its boards and to measure the subsequent impact in the community. “As we launched our 2020 Impact Goal, we recognized that we will only achieve it if we engage more volunteers more deeply,” said Sally Jackson, chairman of the Florida Chairman’s Board. “Strengthening the core of our volunteer leadership, our local boards and committees, is one of the keys to our success.”

For their achievement, AHA National Chairman’s Board Chair Crystal Spencer presented a plaque to the Southwest Florida Chairman’s Board as part of the board’s regular September meeting. The Southwest Florida Chairman’s Board has engaged civic and corporate leaders throughout the community to join forces and make a local health impact. Together they are driving results toward the achievement of AHA’s 2020 Impact Goal “to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent.”

For more information on the Southwest Florida Chairman’s Board, contact Regan Goldberg, Regional Vice President of Southwest Florida and Central Florida Communities Markets, at (239) 495-4901 or regan.goldberg@heart.org.

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