Today, the American Lung Association announces Christopher Haworth, as the new Chair of the Board for the Southwest Region. Haworth serves as the board chair for the Lung Association in Colorado and as the current vice-chair for the Southwest Region, which is made up of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.
In his new role, he will continue helping to promote the Lung Association’s goal of improving lung health through research, education, and advocacy for the next two years.
"I’m honored to be part of this wonderful group and look forward to working with fellow board members support advocacy and fundraising efforts to improve lung health and prevent lung disease,” said Haworth.
Haworth has over 30 years of experience in corporate finance and accounting leadership roles across a variety of industries. For nearly half of his career, he has worked with Xcel Energy, a utility holding company serving more than 3.3 million electric and 1.8 million natural gas customers in Colorado, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, and New Mexico.
“We are fortunate to add someone of Chris’ prestige to the Leadership Board for the Southwest Region,” said Tammy Rocker, Division Vice President of the Southwest. “Among his many attributes, he brings expertise in finance and a dedication to a world free of lung disease.”
Haworth is a graduate of Baylor University in Texas with degrees in Accounting and Information Systems. Prior to joining Xcel, he held various financial and corporate controller roles in Colorado and Florida primarily in the telecommunication and cable TV industries. He started his career as a Certified Public Accountant with Arthur Andersen in Dallas, TX.
About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, which has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Platinum-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.