ISHLT Adds Chief Operating Officer and Director, Meetings and Education

New management talent will support evolving infrastructure and organizational model
ADDISON, Texas – Feb 18, 2020 – The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT), the world’s largest organization dedicated to furthering the understanding of advanced heart and lung disease, announced the addition of Aaron Adair as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer and Jacky Schweinzger, CMP, as the organization’s Director of Meetings and Education.
Adair will oversee the development of ISHLT infrastructure, including finance, technology and HR, as well as ISHLT’s membership function. He will also provide support for a portfolio of committees within the organization’s new organizational structure. Adair has served in senior operations and leadership roles with the Association of University Technology Managers and the American Association of Dental Boards, among others.
Schweinzger will be responsible for ISHLT events and live education, integrating and innovating the annual meeting, education programming and meeting-related sales functions. Schweinzger most recently served as the Director, Meeting and Events at the Society of Actuaries. She has deep experience working with healthcare specialty societies, including the Academy for Eating Disorders and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.
”We are thrilled to bring Aaron and Jacky on board to support our operational and organizational development, and the delivery of excellence in access, engagement and excellence,” said ISHLT CEO Greg Schultz.

The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation is a not-for-profit, multidisciplinary professional organization dedicated to improving the care of patients with advanced heart or lung disease through transplantation, mechanical support and innovative therapies. With more than 3,800 members in more than 45 countries, ISHLT is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the research, education and advocacy of end-stage heart and lung disease. ISHLT members represent more than 15 different professional disciplines. For more information, visit