Suzie Upton

Chief Operating Officer at American Heart Association, Inc.

Suzie Upton

Suzie Upton

Chief Operating Officer at American Heart Association, Inc.

Biography

As Chief Operating Officer for the American Heart Association, Suzie Upton oversees the association’s nationwide fundraising and volunteerism efforts.

She is accountable for volunteerism strategy and fundraising that includes the field campaign, planned giving, individual and major gifts, and corporate relations. She is also accountable for creating additional revenue sources through innovative approaches to fundraising and new business models.

Growing revenue and volunteer resources is critical to saving and improving lives through research and education. These resources are key to achieving the association’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.

Upton joined the American Heart Association in 1990 and was promoted to Vice President of Development in 1998. She was named Executive Vice President of Development in 2002 and Chief Development Officer in 2010.

Upton earned her degree in business administration in marketing/management from Baylor University.

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American Heart Association, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at American Heart Association, Inc.

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Medical Director-Heart & Vascular Services at Henry Ford Hospital

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Chief, Division of Cardiology at Northwestern University - Feinberg School of Medicine

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Section Chief, Emergency Medical Services at Arkansas Department of Health

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Professor, Department of Epidemiology at University of Alabama - School of Public Health

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Marketing Communications Manager at American Heart Association, Inc.

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Chief of Cardiology Division & Director, Harry S. Moss Heart Center at The University of Texas - Southwestern Medical Center

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Chief of Mission Aligned Businesses & Healthcare Solutions at American Heart Association, Inc.

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Center Director, D-H Heart & Vascular Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

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Director of the Cardiovascular Research Center at Temple University

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Chief Operating Officer at American Heart Association, Inc.
Education
Business Administration in Marketing/Management

Baylor University, a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, provides a vibrant campus community for more than 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship.

Career History
Chief Operating Officer
1990 - Current

American Heart Association, Inc. operates a voluntary health organization funded by private contributions. The organization offers services for coronary heart diseases and strokes, high blood cholesterol & physical inactivity, obesity, and diabetes. The company was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

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