It is time to submit your recommendations to the Nominating Committee for the slate of Vice President and Trustees for the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF). Nominations are due by June 23, 2023. Submit your nominations today!

The Vice President serves a one-year term and is thereafter eligible to assume the position of ACC President. To be eligible for the Vice President position, an individual must have previously served at least one term as trustee. Each at-large Trustee is elected for a single, four-year, non-renewable term.

To avoid potential nominator conflicts, candidates are encouraged to provide 'Intent to Submit' documentation prior to submission of application materials. All interested applicants and nominators are asked to refer to the ACC/F Board of Trustees Application Handbook [PDF] for details regarding proper material submission and eligibility requirements. Nominations and supporting materials should be sent to Taylor Davis at by 3pm ET on June 23, 2023.

Prospective applicants should review all materials relevant to the position they are applying. All applicants must submit an Application Form [DOC]. ACC Vice President applicants, please reference the ACC Vice President Position Description [PDF] and ACC President Position Description [PDF] for future responsibilities. Trustee applicants, please review the ACC Trustee Position Description [PDF].

Per ACC's governance, the Nominating Committee encourages all nominators, candidates, and supporters to leverage the Leadership Competency model when recommending candidates. In alignment with the Governance Principles, the Nominating Committee will be applying the Leadership Competencies [PDF] as a framework for discussion of Vice President and Trustee candidates. ACC Leadership Competencies are available here.

In addition to ACC's Leadership Competencies designated above, prospective candidates are urged to detail any experience or expertise in the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics) in their Letter of Interest. Primary Nominators, and those supplying letters of support, should also provide detailed support for the candidate by illustrating observed instances of the candidate's competences.

Leadership and Collaboration:

  • Content expertise and competence
  • Specific examples of team-based, collaborative, consensus-driven organizational skills
  • Specific comments relevant to the position for which the applicant is applying are optimal
  • Examples of leadership style and ability to offer unique perspectives
  • Anticipated contribution(s) if selected for appointment
  • Reliability, work ethic, follow-through, timeliness and bandwidth for fulfilling the duties required by the position

Strategic Skillsets:

  • Visioning
  • Problem setting
  • Identifying measures of and assessing organizational performance
  • Determining long-term outcomes of operational change
  • Observing and evaluating solution outcomes

Diversity Considerations:

  • Expertise
  • Experience
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Geographic Location
  • Age
  • Practice Setting
  • Perspectives beyond the U.S. cardiovascular physician, as well as cardiovascular professionals from non-academic settings.

Experience and Expertise to Support the Strategic Plan:

  • Enterprise leadership/performance management
  • Financial, investment, audit, risk management
  • Digital Transformation/ecommerce/IT/Privacy
  • Advocacy/regulatory
  • Health equity

Community Relationships:

  • Government – National/State/Regulatory
  • Global
  • Tech innovation
  • Professional societies
  • Philanthropic
  • Community partnerships

Individual Trustees are not expected to possess all the competencies outlined above. However, the collective composition of the Board will need to contain these competencies.

The Nominating Committee will meet this summer to consider all recommendations and will present a slate of nominations to the ACC/ACCF Board of Trustees for approval.

Current Officers of the College, members of the Nominating Committee, and ACC staff may not provide letters of support. Individuals who are unable to support Officer & Trustee candidates during this nominations cycle are:

2023-2024 ACC Officers
President B. Hadley Wilson, MD, FACC
Vice President Cathleen Biga, MSN, RN, FACC
Secretary Nicole L. Lohr, MD, PhD, FACC
Treasurer Christopher M. Kramer, MD, FACC
2023-2024 Nominating Committee
Chair Edward T. A. Fry, MD, MACC
Member Biykem Bozkurt, MD, PhD, FACC
Member Paul L. Douglass, MD, MACC
Member Sandra J. Lewis, MD, FACC
Member Thomas M. Maddox, MD, MSc, FACC
Member Andrew P. Miller, MD, FACC
Ex-Officio B. Hadley Wilson, MD, FACC

Contact Taylor Davis at (202) 375-6208 or with your questions.