Henry J. Wasiak, M.B.A.,
American Stroke Association Advisory Committee Chairman
Henry “Hank” Wasiak is a communications industry leader, best-selling author, teacher, keynote speaker, three time Emmy award-winning television host and a Reiki Master. Hank has worked with the corporate elite of global business and is currently a partner at The Concept Farm. Hank is a retired Vice Chairman of McCann Erickson WorldGroup and played an integral role in the management of McCann's global clients. Prior to McCann, Hank was President of London-based Geers Gross Advertising and President of Ketchum Communications. In 2005, Hank teamed up with Dr. Kathryn D. Cramer, Ph.D., to create an innovative and powerful business self-help book series on asset-based thinking. Running Press has published three books in the series, “Change The Way You See Everything”, “Change The Way You See Yourself” and “Change The Way You See Everything – For Teens.”
Hank also has extensive experience teaching Marketing Communications and is currently an Adjunct Professor at USC’s Marshall School of Business. He has also held an Adjunct Assistant Professorship at Pace University, and has taught at Eckerd College, the University of South Florida and the University of Louisville. Hank earned his B.A. in Advertising from Pace University, and M.B.A. in Marketing from the Baruch School of Business. Hank’s service to the American Heart Association is motivated by the opportunity to use his marketing communications skills to drive behavior changes that will help build healthier lives. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the American Heart Association’s Founders Affiliate.