COMPANY: American Heart Association
TITLE: Regional Director
EDUCATION: United States Navy
YEARS IN AREA: 3
YEARS AT COMPANY: 11
Buffy McKinney has been with the American Heart Association for 11 years, and during that time she has served in several capacities. She started her career with the Association in the metro St. Louis market, where she was responsible for coordinating the Heart Walk and Golf Tournament as well as working with the advocacy teams in seven states on smoke-free workplace legislation. She also worked on the diversity and integration team, and Fit-Friendly certification team.
McKinney transferred to the Volusia, Flagler and Brevard County markets in early 2014, where she is now responsible for three events as well as working with local leaders to build a healthier community. She came to the non-profit community after working in the Las Vegas casino industry for 20 years. McKinney is also a grandmother of four, and one of her grandsons is a heart survivor.