Chief of Staff to the CEO
As Chief of Staff, Laura Sol serves as a key staff partner to the Chief Executive Officer and has organization-wide accountability for strategic planning and new business initiatives that integrate across functions of the association. Laura is also responsible to develop strategic partnerships and relationships on behalf of the CEO, that result in highly motivated and fully engaged volunteers and partners while achieving the goals of the American Heart Association (AHA).
Laura joined the AHA’s New England Affiliate in 1999, where she worked as Vice President of Development and Field Operations for the Metro Boston area. She was promoted to Senior Vice President for the Northeast Affiliate and oversaw Development, Corporate Relations and Donor Relations. After a merger with the New York Affiliate, she became a member of the Founders Affiliate Executive Management Team and Senior Vice President for Metro Boston. In 2008, Laura was recruited to the AHA’s National Center as Vice President of Cause Initiatives and Integrated Marketing. In 2010, she assumed leadership for the American Stroke Association and Patient Markets. Her department was charged to transform research findings into consumer directed and desired programs that educate, engage and influence consumers, patients and families. Laura’s team oversaw strategic and business planning and programmatic execution for Patient conditions and risk factors.
Laura is a proud alumnus of The Ohio State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Communications. She and her husband Jeff reside in Dallas, Texas. Her step-daughter Alice lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts.