Virginia Beach Resident Named Newest Executive for American Heart Association

Virginia Beach resident Kelly Grose has been named the executive vice president for the Eastern States Region of the American Heart Association, which includes the 13 states from Maine to Virginia and the District of Columbia. For the last four years, Grose has served as the associate executive vice president for the Eastern States Region, involved in all aspects of region management. In her new role as executive vice president, she will oversee the region’s health initiatives, revenue and operations.

“The American Heart Association has saved and improved lives for nearly 100 years through scientific research, work in communities, advocacy for healthy public policies and much more,” said Leonard Y. Lee, M.D., president of the American Heart Association-Eastern States Region and chair for the Department of Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. “Grose’s strong volunteer leadership skills and long history with the Association make her a dynamic choice to lead the region into the Association’s anniversary year, as we build toward our second lifesaving century as a relentless force for equitable health for all.”

Grose began her career with the Association in 2005 in Orange County, California, as a senior Heart Walk director, before being promoted to executive director. After several years of success, she became the senior vice president for the Greater Phoenix Division, and later an affiliate development officer for the Western States Region, managing seven markets across Arizona, Southern California and Hawaii.

Grose, a graduate of Arizona State University, resides in Virginia Beach with her family and has been with the Association for more than 18 years.


About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.orgFacebookX (formerly known as Twitter) or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.

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