Alvin Royse is named chairman of American Heart Association

June 25, 2015 Categories: Heart News, Program News

DALLAS, June 25, 2015 – Alvin Royse, J.D., CPA, has been named chairman of the board of the American Heart Association for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 fiscal years, beginning on July 1.

As chairman, Royse is responsible for the overall administration of business affairs, public relations and fundraising and will preside over meetings of the board of directors and executive committee.

Royse, of Hillsborough, Calif., is a retired senior partner with the national accounting firm of Deloitte, formerly Deloitte & Touche. He is currently a member of the Hillsborough City Council.

A volunteer since 1997, Royse was the association’s secretary-treasurer in 2012-13. He is also a past chairman of the organization’s San Francisco division (2000-02) and Western States Affiliate (2008-10).   

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