Joseph Haas, vice president of private wealth management at US Bank headquartered in Minneapolis, has been appointed to the board of directors of the American Heart Association’s Midwest region for a two-year term. In this role, Haas will help lead the achievement of the association’s mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives through oversight of local revenue generation and health impact activities. The American Heart Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease.
Kevin Harker, executive vice president of the American Heart Association’s Midwest region, said of the appointment, “Haas will be a tremendous asset to our board of trustees. He has a wealth of knowledge to lend our organization, and I look forward to working with Joe to advance the mission of the American Heart Association and improve the lives of people across the Midwest.”
Joseph Haas has been a longtime volunteer with the American Heart Association in Milwaukee, serving on the local Board of Directors from 2016 through 2020, and serving as Board Chair from 2017 through 2019. Haas is passionate about the mission of the AHA because he has a very personal connection. His father suffered a heart attack during his sister’s wedding rehearsal dinner. Each year, Haas and his family form a Heart Walk team and raise funds in honor of his dad.
As a member of the Midwest Board of Directors, Haas will help oversee the American Heart Association’s efforts in a 13-state region, comprised of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.