The American Heart Association recently named attorney M. Lewis Kinard as its executive vice president, general counsel and assistant corporate secretary at its Dallas headquarters, succeeding retiring officer Lynne Darrouzet.
Kinard is well versed with the organization’s needs, having served on its legal team for the past four years, according to an announcement. With a background in legal strategy, business, public service and transition management, he has expertise in commercial and real estate transactions, litigation, grant and contract work, forensics and regulatory matters, the announcement said.
“Over the past four years, Lewis has proven himself to be a resourceful and innovative legal advisor, dedicated to the lifesaving mission of the Association,” American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown said in the announcement. “As the Association continues to flourish and we expand both our domestic and international business models, I am excited to have him help lead the organization to new levels of success and toward our goal of a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.”
Previously, Kinard worked in the private sector and provided leadership for nonprofits and global technology firms, the announcement said.