Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Harry Johns

President and CEO, Alzheimer's Association


Harry Johns has been the President and CEO of the Alzheimer′s Association since 2005. For more than 25 years, the Alzheimer′s Association has provided information and consultation, created supportive services for families and people living with the disease, increased research funding and influenced public policy changes. Johns launched the first nationwide campaign to increase awareness about Alzheimer′s; a project to accelerate treatment progress by promoting participation in clinical studies; and program offerings designed to support both patients and caregivers. He has substantially increased both revenue and program expenditures to support the organization′s mission. He previously spent 22 years with the American Cancer Society. In his final role there, he served as the executive vice president for strategic initiatives, responsible for nationwide strategy, including community programs, advocacy, marketing and fundraising. Johns received a bachelor′s degree from Eckerd College and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.


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