YOUNGSTOWN, July 20, 2023 — As plans are underway for the 2023 Heart of the Tri-County Heart Ball, Mark Mediate, VP, Commercial Relationship Manager at Premier Bank, and Lisa Mariotti, District Sales Manager at Grainger have been named co-chairpersons of this year’s community-wide campaign. The Heart Ball celebrates progress made through the dedication and passion of all who support the American Heart Association’s Heart of the Tri-County campaign, a year-round effort aimed at investing in and saving and improving lives in our community.

“Mark and Lisa exemplify true leadership and commitment in the Tri-County area. As trusted members of this community, they understand the impact the mission and work of the American Heart Association can have on every person who lives in this area. We welcome Mark and Lisa to the Heart of Tri-County, an initiative that centers around better health for every individual by focusing on critical issues and work to equitably improve and save lives,” says Lisa Wheeler-Cooper, Association Executive Director, Northeast Ohio.

“I am honored to serve as Co-Chair of the 2023 Tri-County Heart Ball,” said Mark Mediate. “I am passionate about the work of the American Heart Association because my family has been heavily impacted by heart disease. I look forward to working with our outstanding team of volunteers as we all advocate to make a difference in the well-being of people in our community." 

“Together, we must strive to do whatever we can to make a lasting impact through education and awareness,” said Co-Chair Lisa Mariotti. “We are committed to teaching the community about the signs and symptoms of heart attack and stroke and the importance of learning Hands-Only CPR to save more lives.”

The 2023 Tri-County Heart Ball’s signature sponsor is Premier Bank, and the celebration is slated for Thursday, November 2nd at Eastwood Event Centre. It’s a night to honor survivors, patrons and volunteers of the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health. The evening will feature stories from survivors, as well as dinner, and an exciting auction. For more information on how to support or attend the Tri-County Heart Ball, visit

The American Heart Association’s Heart of Tri-County campaign is a year-round effort culminating at the annual Heart Ball. The initiative raises funds to support the American Heart Association’s mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives while supporting priority issues in the Tri-County including blood pressure programs and Hands-Only CPR education and training all supporting the Association’s 2024 Health Equity Impact Goal, reducing barriers to health care access and quality.

For more information about CPR: American Heart Association CPR & First Aid

For more information about Heart Attack & Stroke: Heart Attack, Stroke and Cardiac Arrest Symptoms | American Heart Association



About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.  


For Media Inquiries:
Jennifer McNeil, Communications Director; 330.219.0311
For Public Inquiries: 1-800-AHA-USA1 (242-8721) and