Rapid City’s Linda Imonti to serve on American Heart Association’s regional board of directors

Rapid City, S.D., August 3, 2023 - Linda Imonti, retired managing principal with KMPG, LLC, has been elected to serve on the American Heart Association’s 2023-2024 Midwest Board of Directors. The American Heart Association is the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all. The Association’s new fiscal year, which began July 1, will also usher in the centennial celebration of the Association’s founding in 1924.

Imonti has been a volunteer for the Association in Chicago, supporting the Chicago Heart Ball and serving as chairperson of the campaign in 2020, leading the event through many changes during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. She then went on to serve on the Metro Chicago Board of Directors from 2020-2023. Imonti became involved with the Association due to her family’s heredity heart conditions, including her grandmother and mother who both passed away from congenital heart failure. She is passionate about the lifesaving advances American Heart Association research has made possible, particularly the innovations that extended her grandmother’s and mother’s life, which gave them more time together. She relocated to the Rapid City, S.D. area in 2022 following her retirement.

“I am honored to help lead the American Heart Association’s efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of Midwesterners,” said Imonti. “It’s an exciting time to be a part of this organization as it heads into its centennial year, and I feel fortunate to get to be a part of a momentous time, building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. I look forward to all we will accomplish in the months and years ahead.”

During the upcoming year, Imonti will play an instrumental role in advancing health equity and guiding efforts to reduce the incidences of heart disease and stroke in the Midwest, alongside the other members of the Midwest Board of Directors.

As a member of the Midwest Board of Directors, Imonti will help oversee the American Heart Association’s efforts in a 13-state region, comprised of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Together, the regional volunteer leadership board will guide the Association to drive breakthroughs in science and technology, change systems and policies, address disparities and transform health care and the health of communities nationwide and around the world.

The American Heart Association’s new fiscal year runs July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024.



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