George Vradenburg, J.D.
Chairman & Co-founder, USAgainstAlzheimer's ,
George Vradenburg is the Chairman and Co-Founder of USAgainstAlzheimer’s, an education and advocacy campaign committed to mobilizing America to stop Alzheimer’s, and convener of the Global CEO Initiative (CEOi).on Alzheimer's.
Through his USA2 work, George has brought together powerful voices to escalate the fight against Alzheimer’s -- as co-convener of Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer’s Disease (LEAD) (a network of major Alzheimer’s-serving organizations from the not-for-profit, foundation, academic, corporate and government sectors) and as convener of the Global CEO Initiative Against Alzheimer's (a public-private initiative to link public, private and NGO efforts to implement the National Alzheimer's Goal to stop Alzheimer's by 2025). He has been named by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to serve on the National Alzheimer’s Advisory Council to advise on the first-of-its-kind National Alzheimer’s Strategic Plan. And, among other efforts, George has testified before Congress about the global Alzheimer’s pandemic; has conceived and supported the Alzheimer’s Study Group; and, through the Vradenburg Foundation, has supported the Alzheimer’s Disease International World Alzheimer’s Reports and the NIH's Global Alzheimer's Research Summit. George was appointed to the bipartisan Commission on Long-Term Care in 2013.
George and his wife Trish launched and co-chaired for 8 years the National Alzheimer’s Gala, raising over $10 million for the Alzheimer’s Association. Before his retirement, George served in senior executive positions at AOL/Time Warner, Fox and CBS.
George is active in Washington's civic and philanthropic community, as Chairman of the Board of The Phillips Collection (America’s first museum of modern art) and trustee of the University of the District of Columbia. George is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Economic Club of Washington.
In recognition of his community service, George received the Outstanding Community Leadership Award, the Golden Links Award from the Greater Washington Board of Trade and the Bridge Builders Award from the Partners for Livable Communities.
George received his B.A. from Oberlin College, magna cum laude, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude.