Monday, July 16, 2012

SouthWest Affiliate Inducts New Chairman and President

On July 1, the SouthWest Affiliate welcomed new volunteer leadership. Jim Fullerton of Denver and John Warner, MD of Dallas became SouthWest Affiliate Chairman and President, respectively. Jim and John will serve two year terms in these roles, through June 2014.

Jim Fullerton is the President and Commercial Banking Manager of Colorado Business Bank.  His current responsibilities include the management of diversified commercial and private banking relationships.  Prior to joining Colorado Business Bank in 2001, Jim was a Senior Vice President and Manager of Corporate Banking for Wells Fargo Bank in Denver.

Jim is a graduate of University of Denver with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Daniels School of Business.  He served previously as Chair of the former Pacific Mountain and Colorado Affiliates.  He has also served on the Denver Division Board and in the role of Chair.  He is currently Chairman of the SouthWest Affiliate Nominating Committee, a member SouthWest Affiliate Corporate Operations Committee, and a member of the national Budget Review Subcommittee. 

John Warner, MD, MBA is an interventional cardiologist and CEO of University Hospitals and Clinics for UT Southwestern Medical Center.  He is also an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, where he holds the Jim and Norma Smith Distinguished Chair for Interventional Cardiology and the Audre and Bernard Rapoport Chair in Cardiovascular Research. He serves as the Medical Director of the UT Southwestern Heart, Lung and Vascular Center.

John attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and performed an internship, residency, and chief residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He completed fellowships in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology at Duke University Medical Center.  His research interests lie in acute coronary syndromes, adult congenital heart disease, and risk factors for coronary artery plaque rupture and progression of atherosclerosis.

John is a member of the Dallas Division Board and has served in the in the role of Division President.  He is also a member of the SouthWest Affiliate Nominating Committee and the national Mission: Lifeline Advisory Working Group.

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