Elizabeth Walton Named Executive Director of Lung Association in Arizona

The American Lung Association in Arizona is proud to announce Elizabeth Walton as Executive Director. This crucial leadership role engages directly with the community and state agencies to guide lung-friendly policies and raise funds to further our mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.

“We are elated to welcome Elizabeth to this important position serving the entire state of Arizona,” said Tammy Rocker, American Lung Association National Executive Vice President. “Elizabeth’s passion for the region along with her education and experience will strengthen our work throughout the state, and her hiring marks an important moment for the Lung Association in Arizona.” 

Elizabeth has been working in fundraising and development since 2004. Prior to joining the American Lung Association, Elizabeth served as the Marketing Manager at Food for the Hungry, an international relief and development organization operating in 21 countries. She has served in various leadership roles within the nonprofit industry including Sun Health Foundation, The Phoenix Symphony and March of Dimes. Elizabeth has a strong background and proven results in donor stewardship, event fundraising, annual fund development and strategic planning. Elizabeth is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Cleveland State University.

In her new position, Elizabeth will focus on bringing Arizona communities together around the organization’s core mission – working seamlessly on community building events and engagement. Working in concert with the Lung Association’s award winning programs and advocacy efforts, Elizabeth will lead on issues concerning public health, youth smoking and e-cigarette use as well as improving air quality, while raising much-needed funds to support all those with lung disease or at risk of lung disease. 

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