The American Lung Association recently announced that Kathryn A. Forbes, CPA, has been elected chair of the organization’s national board of directors. Forbes will serve a two-year term in that position, providing leadership and support to Lung Association staff working nationwide to drive forward a strategic plan to achieve their vision of creating a world free of lung diseases, including lung cancer.

Joining Forbes as officers on the board are John F. Emanuel as vice chair and Penny J. Siewert as secretary and treasurer. Emanuel and Siewert will serve one-year terms.

Newly elected chair Forbes, a Phoenix resident, has served as vice president and controller for Arizona Public Service Company, senior vice president and western operations manager for Bank One Services Corporation and as CFO of eTec. With more than 30 years of experience in accounting, finance, executive management and auditing, she has led large organizations and managed several business ventures. She has been a member of the Lung Association’s national board since 2009.

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