NEW YORK, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association | American Stroke Association (AHA) announced today that Ed Wise will serve as Chair of the Board of Directors, NYC. He joins NYC Board President, Dr. Philip Stieg to complete our leadership structure focused on advancing the mission of the AHA across the five boroughs.
Mr. Wise serves as the CEO of Omnicom Health Group, the largest collection of healthcare communications and advertising agencies with over 3,200 individuals in 55 offices around the world and handles more than 100 of the top 200 healthcare brands. Prior to this position, Ed oversaw The CDM Group and had been with that company for more than 30 years. Ed started as the firm's seventh employee, and helped drive the growth to over 1300 employees and the winner of the coveted Cannes Lions Health Award for Agency Network of the Year, 2015.
"I have always believed in supporting the American Heart Association's mission to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke," stated the AHA's new NYC Board Chair. "As a student of the convergence of healthcare and technology, I am always looking for ways to leverage technology to make healthcare communications even more powerful and connected. Being a part of the team at the American Heart Association will allow this to happen at an event greater level."
A graduate of Bucknell University, Ed is an advocate of learning and teaching. He is a lecturer at the Wharton Business School where he teaches an annual class in "Communicating Entrepreneurial Ideas within an Organization."
"The American Heart Association is very fortunate to have drawn the leadership of Ed and Phil to our New York City board," said Kathy Kauffmann, Senior Vice President of the American Heart Association in New York City. "Their experience and passion for our cause in these coveted positions will help steer the organization toward further success in the fight against heart diseases and stroke.
About the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association
The American Heart Association | American Stroke Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The American Heart Association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. The American Stroke Association is a division of the American Heart Association. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
About Omnicom Health Group
Omnicom Health Group (www.omnicomhealthgroup.com) is a global collective of communications companies with more than 3,200 dedicated healthcare communications specialists. It provides marketing services to the health and life-science industries through a combination of specialized agencies, customized client solutions and collaborations with other Omnicom network agencies. Organized around four customer groups—healthcare professionals; patients; payers; and medical, evidence and regulatory stakeholders—Omnicom Health Group serves more than 100 clients in over 55 offices worldwide.
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SOURCE Omnicom Health Group; The American Heart Association