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American Lung Association in Florida announces Amy Ruth as LUNG FORCE chair

(July 24, 2018) - JACKSONVILLE

For more information please contact:

Britney Reddick
[email protected]

The American Lung Association in Florida has appointed Amy Ruth as chair of the LUNG FORCE cabinet. As LUNG FORCE chair, Ruth will aid with all activities that advance the American Lung Association in North Florida’s presence, effectiveness and sustainability in the region.

LUNG FORCE is a national movement led by the American Lung Association, uniting women to stand together with a collective strength and determination to lead the fight against lung cancer and for lung health.

Amy Ruth

“I am proud to support LUNG FORCE as the Chair,” said Ruth. “As a lifelong sufferer of asthma, I have lived the struggle to catch my breath too many times. It is vital that we support LUNG FORCE so that we continue to educate our community about lung health.”

Ruth will be key in the execution of LUNG FORCE events including the LUNG FORCE Run/Walk on August 25 at Jacksonville Landing and the LUNG FORCE Expo on November 2 at Florida Blue.

“We are so grateful to have Amy as chair of the LUNG FORCE cabinet,” said Karen Hughes, executive director of the American Lung Association in Florida. “With her experience and passion, we will be able to better serve North Florida residents living with lung cancer, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other lung diseases.”

Ruth, a seasoned human resource professional with over 20 years of experience is currently the Chief Human Resource Officer for Florida Blue. She is responsible for setting and implementing the Company’s Talent Acquisition Strategy. Prior to joining Florida Blue, she led a Florida Blue subsidiary company, Incepture, as its President, where she was responsible for the strategic direction and successful execution of the company’s objectives. 

Before joining Incepture, she was the executive director of total rewards for TriServ Alliance, LLC. Prior to that role, Amy lived in Atlanta and held several leadership positions with InterContinental Hotels Group. She also has experience working for Towers Watson and SunTrust Banks.

Ruth who is also a board member for the Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center, holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing from Kennesaw State University.

For media interested in speaking with Amy Ruth or an expert about lung health, contact Britney Reddick at [email protected] or 470-233-7030.



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The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit:

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