Heart Rhythm Society names new chief strategy officer

Simintha Esson

The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) has announced the appointment of Simintha Esson as its new chief strategy officer (CSO).

In this role, Esson is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to support the organisation’s short- and long-term business development initiatives. She will also collaborate with executive leadership to develop and direct strategic initiatives such as joint ventures and new program services to expand HRS’s mission-driven efforts. Her purview includes the following departments: Membership, Data, Journals, Digital Health, Global Relations, and Strategic Partnerships.

With 15 years of non-profit experience, Ms. Esson has an extraordinary record of cultivating relationships with philanthropists, securing transformative partnership, leading high-performing cross-functional teams, and creating robust multichannel marketing campaigns to impact the lives of those in need, HRS said in a press release.

“The Heart Rhythm Society is thrilled to add someone of Simintha’s calibre to our executive team given her deep experience and long-standing dedication to public health. Simintha brings a wealth of knowledge, contagious energy and a strong commitment to working with the members and strategic partners to improve educational and health outcomes,” said Heart Rhythm Society CEO, Patricia Blake.

“I have spent my entire career focused on mastering the skills needed to lead strategic change management and development. I am eager to work with the leaders in the world of electrophysiology to advance our mission to end death and suffering due to heart rhythm disorders,” Esson commented.

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 former Vice President of the Auxiliary Board for UCAN Chicago. Esson has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Loyola University in Chicago, USA.


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