National President and CEO, American Lung Association
Harold P. Wimmer is the National President and CEO of the American Lung Association, the nation’s oldest voluntary health association, working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease – including asthma, COPD, influenza and importantly, lung cancer. As National President and CEO, Mr. Wimmer leads the American Lung Association in its Fight For Air through education, advocacy and research. Mr. Wimmer began his career with the American Lung Association of Illinois in 1978. He was the driving force behind the creation of the American Lung Association Lung HelpLine, a toll-free resource serving the entire country, staffed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists and tobacco cessation specialists who assist callers with lung health issues and tobacco cessation guidance.