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Barnes to lead HFSA

Feb. 1, 2019


John Barnes has been named CEO of the $4.5M-revenue Heart Failure Society of America, making permanent the interim position he was appointed to last year. He is discontinuing his consulting business, Barnes Association Consultants, which he ran for the past five years. In 2016 and 2017, he was interim executive director at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.

Barnes was CEO of the American Physical Therapy Association from 2007 to 2013. Previously, he was deputy executive director of the American Academy of Dermatology for eight years. He was chief of staff for Rep. Greg Ganske (R-Iowa) and special assistant to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).

He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Creighton University in Omaha.