Mitch Haddon has assumed the role of Chair of the Board of Directors for the Eastern States region of the American Heart Association (AHA), the world’s leading voluntary health organization dedicated to building longer, healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and strokes. Haddon currently is President and Chief Executive Officer of ColonialWebb Contractors Company and has served on the executive leadership team for the AHA’s Richmond Heart Ball continuously since 2015, chairing the event in 2016. In 2017, he joined the AHA’s Richmond Division Board of Directors, serving as its chair from 2018 to 2021.
“It’s an honor to support the American Heart Association and to be a part of the great work that’s being done,” said Haddon. “When you reflect on everything that this organization does, all the funding of medical advancements, all the support for fantastic doctors and researchers, all the public education and CPR training, you have to ask yourself, where would we be without the AHA?’”
American Heart Association – Eastern States volunteers and staff serve nearly 74 million people who live on the eastern seaboard of the United States. The Eastern States region
includes 13 states and Washington, D.C. and five of the top 25 metropolitan areas in the United States. The Eastern States region supports the mission of the AHA to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives by raising revenue to transform the health and well-being of our local communities. As the second-largest funder of cardiovascular research next to the federal government the AHA is also a driver of change through its advocacy efforts, public and professional education and community services like CPR training and COVID-19 research and programming.
In his role as Chair, Mr. Haddon will work alongside other volunteer leaders to advance critical mission and fundraising priorities for the AHA, including its 2024 Impact Goal to advance cardiovascular health for all. Areas of focus will build on existing efforts around removing barriers to health care access and quality, addressing issues of nutrition and food security, hypertension reduction, and more.
“Mitch’s passion for the AHA and our mission is inspirational and longstanding, reflected in the impact he has already made in Virginia’s communities. We are excited to welcome him to the role of Chair of the Eastern States Board of Directors and continue his commitment to creating longer, healthier lives,” said Nicole Aiello Sapio, Ed.D., executive vice president of the American Heart Association’s Eastern States region.
Haddon also currently serves on the Industry Board for the Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech, Vice President of the Maymont Foundation board, Vice Chair for the Richmond SPCA, Chair-Elect for the Pauley Heart Advisory Board, and member of Chamber RVA, SwimRVA, and RVA-757 Connects boards.