American College of Cardiology Announces New Executive Staff

New leadership reorganization strengthens College’s ability to meet strategic initiatives

Contact: Nicole Napoli,, 202-375-6523

WASHINGTON (Jan 13, 2020) -

The American College of Cardiology has announced several promotions and structural changes within its senior staff to further consolidate and strengthen the organization’s efforts in achieving its strategic goals, mission and vision.

John Rumsfeld, MD, PhD, FACC, has been named ACC Chief Science and Quality Officer in addition to his current role as Chief Innovation Officer. In his new position, Rumsfeld will be the physician architect and leader of the College’s science and quality focused efforts. Rumsfeld is a past member of the ACC Board of Trustees and former chief science officer for NCDR. He also holds clinical and academic positions as a cardiologist at the Denver VA Medical Center and professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Brendan Mullen has been promoted to Senior Executive Vice President where he will oversee several divisions within the College. Previously Mullen has held the positions of executive vice president and senior director for the PINNACLE Registry. He originally joined ACC in 2008 as director of strategic planning.  Prior to the ACC, Brendan worked for nearly 10 years as a consultant for the Advisory Board Company, a health care research and consulting firm largely focused on hospital and health system strategy and operations. He also served as vice president of Programs and Strategy at the National Quality Forum.

Janice Sibley was promoted to Executive Vice President where she will oversee the Education and Publishing divisions of the College. Sibley was previously division vice president of education where she oversaw a global array of ACC educational programs, products and learning support systems.  In her new role she will continue to manage all ACC educational offerings in addition to the JACC family of journals. She has been with the ACC for eight years and has worked in scientific and continuing medical education for more than 30 years.

Julia Chang, MS, MBA, was promoted to Executive Vice President of the ACC Science and Quality Division where she is responsible for operational oversight of clinical registries, hospital accreditation, clinical policy, quality improvement and patient education—as well as corporate growth and development. Chang was previously division vice president for science and quality. Prior to joining the ACC, Chang was a senior manager in IBM’s strategy consulting unit where she specialized in the pharmaceutical industry and a frontline process engineer at 3M, manufacturing dental and orthodontic products.

The American College of Cardiology envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its 54,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more, visit


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