National Vice President, Governance
Rusty Burwell is the Vice President Governance for the American Lung Association. In this capacity, he provides support to the senior volunteer leadership of the National Board and staffs the Executive and Governance Committees. He provides operational management for National Board meetings, as well as oversight of our meetings department. He also manages our nationwide state business and charity licensing. Burwell has worked for the American Lung Association for over 30 years.
He started his career in his home state with the Mississippi Lung Association and then came to the National Office in the fundraising division serving as National Director of Special Events and Vice President for Development. He managed IT, database and web operations as Vice President Data and Technology before taking his current position in 2010. Rusty and his wife Bobie reside in Stanardsville, Virginia.