Simintha Esson, Chief Strategy Officer at the Heart Rhythm Society, responsible for the strategic oversight of Membership, Data, Journals, Digital Health, Global Relations, and Strategic Partnerships.
Ms. Esson has an extraordinary record of building new product lines and creating robust multichannel fundraising campaigns. Driven by her tenacious "can do" attitude and expert knowledge of sales and digital marketing, she is often remarked as an innovator in her field.
Most recently, she was recognized in Association Ventures Playbook for helping to develop and lead the digital transformation that resulted in an enterprise-wide virtual ecosystem, in her role as Chief Development Officer at the Council of Chief State School Officers.
Previously, she has held executive and leadership roles at the Infectious Disease Society of America, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, and the American Diabetes Association.
Under her leadership, organizations have been able to amplify their efforts to improve educational and health outcomes. She has also forged partnerships with executive leaders at but not limited to AbbVie, Abbott Laboratories, Advocate Medical Group, Aetna, AT&T, Amazon Web Services, AstraZeneca, Albertsons Companies Inc., Baxter International Inc., BlueCross and BlueShield, CVS, Chicago Bears, Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Fire, Cigna Health Springs, Clorox, Pearson, Cogina, Gilead Sciences, Google, Educational Testing Services, Eli Lilly, Johnson & Johnson, McDonald's, Microsoft, McGuireWoods, Macy's, Merck & Co., Novo Nordisk, Northern Trust, PNC Bank, Sidley Austin LLP., Sunlight Financial, Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, Takeda Pharmaceutical, Sears, Pfizer, Inc., Walgreens, Vision Works, Voya Financial, Verizon, etc.
Ms. Esson is on the Board of Directors for Loyola University's Black Alumni, and the Center of Healthcare Innovation. She is a former member of the Chicago Executives Club and the former Vice President of the Auxiliary Board for UCAN Chicago. Ms. Esson has an MA in Social Justice and a BS from Loyola University.