Arthur A. Cerullo, Named Nationwide Assembly Speaker of the American Lung Association Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 15, 2009)

Longtime American Lung Association volunteer and North Yarmouth, Maine, resident Arthur A. Cerullo will serve as the American Lung Association's Nationwide Assembly Speaker and will help lead the American Lung Association's work to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.

Cerullo will serve a one-year term as Assembly Speaker and will work closely with the American Lung Association's President and CEO to further the mission of the organization by providing governance and oversight of the more than 100-year-old charity. Cerullo is an attorney with Drummond & Drummond in Portland, Maine. He has been with the firm practicing law since his graduation from Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, New Hampshire, in 1981.

"As a well-respected lawyer, Cerullo brings a wealth of professional experience and personal passion to the Lung Association that will directly benefit those we serve," said Charles D. Connor, American Lung Association President and CEO.

Mr. Cerullo has been a volunteer with the American Lung Association in Maine for over 20 years. He served as the Association's president from 2001-03. He was involved in the tobacco settlement, helped launch Maine's Asthma Walks, and has campaigned for indoor air quality. An avid cyclist, Mr. Cerullo has participated in the American Lung Association in Maine's "Trek Across Maine" for the last 21 years, an event that raises over $1 million annually for the association. 

"I am very passionate about lung health and believe that people should enjoy the outdoors free from air pollution," said Cerullo. "I consider my service to the American Lung Association part of my personal mission to work towards a future free of lung disease," he continued.

In addition to his work with the Lung Association, Mr. Cerullo is a trustee emeritus at The Pine Tree Burn Foundation and has served as its president and treasurer. He is also a past trustee and member of the Steering Committee of the Bug Light Enhancement Project, which raised over $500,000 to erect a memorial to the men and women who built the Liberty Ships in the South Portland Shipyards during World War II.

About the American Lung Association
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