Tim Attebery has resigned as CEO of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and MedAxiom, as the result of changing personal and family priorities. The ACC Board of Trustees has selected Cathleen Gates as interim CEO for the near future. 

Attebery joined the College as CEO in September 2018. During his tenure, the College embarked on its latest five-year Strategic Plan and welcomed MedAxiom as an ACC company. Under his leadership, the College continued to grow and be recognised globally as an innovative and accountable organisation committed to transforming cardiovascular care and improving heart health.

ACC president Athena Poppas comments: “We thank Tim for his passion and tireless work for the College’s Mission and Vision over the last year and a half. We wish him well in his future endeavours. While Tim will be missed, the BOT has the utmost confidence in Cathy’s strong, effective and adept leadership. She, along with the talented ACC staff, will continue to ensure that the College’s operational effectiveness and strategic direction are aligned to meet the needs of our members around the globe.”

Gates has served the College for nearly 30 years, most recently as senior executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief operating officer. She also led the College as interim CEO during the ACC’s previous CEO transition from 2017 to 2018.