WASHINGTON DC, March 20, 2023 - The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, welcomes Jay Farmer and Brigette Perry as co-chairs of the 38th annual Greater Washington Region Golf Tournament.

Jay Farmer, JLL

Jay Farmer currently serves as Executive Managing Director, Brokerage for JLL, a global commercial real estate services firm. He advises the region’s top companies on finding inspiring, culture-defining office space and negotiating favorable lease terms to help those businesses thrive in the changing world of work.

“The annual golf tournament unites business leaders and health advocates across our region through their love of the sport and passion for making a difference,” Farmer said. “Through movement, fellowship and some friendly competition on the golf course, we are championing better health for our workforces, communities, loved ones and ourselves.”

Brigette Perry, Penn Direct, Inc.

Returning for her second year as co-chair, Perry brings her experience as Principal, Business Development at Penn Direct, Inc., a business services consulting company based in the DC Metro area.

“Heart disease is a powerful and indiscriminate health crisis, and I have seen first-hand the advancements the American Heart Association has made in research and cardiovascular health,” Perry said. “Your support of events like the golf tournament makes the Association’s lifesaving impact possible. I am honored to be part of this mission and create a world where each person has an opportunity to live their healthiest life.”

The tournament is a captain’s choice scramble that “tees off” at 8:30 a.m. on May 1, 2023, at the Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, MD. Participants will enjoy 18-holes of golf at one of the most prestigious courses in our region, exciting challenges, breakfast, a post-event awards dinner and more!

The event is made possible with the support of our local sponsors including Boston Properties, Capitol Petroleum Group, Earle Layman, JLL, John Mullenholz, KPMG, LIUNA, Lockton, Marsh McLennan Agency, Rich Sawchak, SPA, USI and Wiley Rein LLP.

For more information or to register a foursome, visit www.ahagolftournament.org or contact Erin Hutto at Erin.Hutto@heart.org.


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 heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.   

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Rachel Stevenson, Communications Director