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 24, 2024. 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 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 24, 2024.

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

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 as a framework for discussion of Vice President and Trustee candidates. ACC Leadership Competencies are available here.

In addition to ACC's designated Leadership Competencies, prospective candidates are encouraged to highlight their experience and expertise in the following competencies (i.e., knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics) in their Letter of Interest. Applicants should view the leadership competencies as foundational qualities that underpin our current strategic plan. We encourage you to review the strategic priorities of the College and explain in your letter how your unique experience and skill set align with these priorities and competencies. Demonstrating your ability to integrate these competencies into your leadership approach will be crucial for advancing our strategic plan and achieving our organizational goals. Primary Nominators and supporters should provide detailed examples of observed instances of the candidate's competencies. All letters should be concise and avoid duplicating details from the applicant's CV.

Leadership and Collaboration:

  • Extensive content expertise and competence
  • Demonstrated team-based, collaborative, consensus-driven organizational skills
  • Cultivation of leadership skills in individuals and teams, fostering growth
  • Utilization of diverse perspectives to drive innovation and decision-making
  • Proficiency in leading organizational change initiatives and navigating complexities
  • Leadership style with unique perspectives
  • Reliability, work ethic, timeliness, and capacity for fulfilling duties

Strategic Skillsets:

  • Visioning and problem-setting
  • Identifying, measuring, and assessing organizational performance
  • Determining long-term outcomes of operational change
  • Observing and evaluating solution outcomes

Diversity Considerations:

  • Expertise and diverse experience
  • Diversity in gender, race, age, geography, and practice setting
  • Perspectives beyond U.S. cardiovascular physicians, including non-academic professionals

Experience and Expertise to Support the Strategic Plan:

  • Enterprise leadership, performance management, and financial expertise
  • Proficiency in investment, audit, and risk management
  • Digital transformation, e-commerce, IT, and privacy
  • Utilizing technology for organizational effectiveness
  • Driving digital transformation initiatives to meet objectives
  • Advocacy, regulatory expertise, and health equity initiatives

Community Relationships:

  • Government partnerships at national, state, and regulatory levels
  • Global collaborations and tech innovation networks
  • Engagements with professional societies and philanthropic connections

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:

2024-2025 ACC Officers
President Cathleen Biga, MSN, FACC
Vice President Christopher M. Kramer, MD, FACC
Secretary Himabindu Vidula, MD, FACC
Treasurer Akshay K. Khandelwal, MD, MBA, FACC
2024-2025 Nominating Committee
ChairB. Hadley Wilson, MD, MACC
MemberAntonio C.P. Chagas, MD, PhD, FACC
MemberPaul L. Douglass, MD, MACC
MemberAkshay Khandelwal, MD, MBA, FACC
MemberSandra J. Lewis, MD, FACC
MemberPamela B. Morris, MD, FACC
MemberDaniel M. Philbin, Jr., MD, FACC
MemberAndrea Price, RCIS, CPHQ, AACC
MemberToniya Singh, MD, FACC
Ex-OfficioCathleen Biga, MSN, FACC

Contact Taylor Davis at with your questions.