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Executive Summary: Amalea Hijar

By / Aug 1, 2013

Amalea Hijar, the associate director of member strategy for the American College of Cardiology shares her goals, habits and inspiration.

Who I’m following on Twitter

The usual association suspects but also ACC members. It provides great insights into their needs!

My favorite blogs

My friends’ blogs top the list; after them, mostly do-it-yourself home blogs and personal finance blogs.

My 3 goals for 2013

1. Roll out several new member benefits, including a research funding database.

2. Develop a new system for offering complimentary membership to cardiologists-in-training.

3. Pick up the phone more often instead of texting or emailing.

On my desk right now

ACC’s strategy map, my components’ publications, some tchotchkes from members, and pictures that make me smile

The best advice I ever got

Pursuing your passion is rarely the easiest route, but it’s often the most rewarding.

What I do when I’m not at work

Bake, read, hike, P90X, and spend time with friends and family

If I weren’t doing this, I’d …

… have a Ph.D. in moral, political, and social philosophy and explore the intersections of moral, political, and societal obligations when addressing ethical dilemmas.

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