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Allen Named AHA's Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced that Lisa Allen will become a senior vice president overseeing human resources for the association.

Allen came to the AHA in 2001 and has focused on employee engagement, advancing major initiatives that address wellness, compensation and benefits and diversity.  In her new role, she is part of the executive management team that oversees the activities of the association. 

"Today's promotion recognizes Lisa's success in enhancing employee satisfaction and her skills in organizational development," said AHA President and CEO Rich Umbdenstock.  "In her new post, Lisa will continue to focus on internal improvements that help AHA staff grow and develop professionally to better serve our member hospitals."

A Chicago native, Allen previously served as human resources director at the Virginian-Pilot, a newspaper in Norfolk, Va.  She also managed recruiting and hiring for the Daily Press, a newspaper in Newport News, Va. Earlier, she served as a legislative assistant for the United States Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, working on employment and training issues.

Allen has a master's degree in public and private management from Yale University in New Haven, Conn. and a bachelor's degree in political science from Carleton College in Northfield, Minn.

About the AHA

The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the health improvement of their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which include nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 43,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit the AHA website at

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