Kathy Jetton, Senior Director of Greater Charlotte Heart Walk, has the lofty goal of $1.75 million; a realistic figure based on the generous support of the corporate community at past events and individual donors and survivors from this region who embrace the organization’s mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Jetton started with the American Heart Association’s local office in March, but she came to Charlotte from her former AHA position as Senior Regional Director of the Knoxville and Tri-Cities market. Jetton managed the development staff in the East Tennessee market with an overall fiscal budget of $1.2 million. She saw a 99 percent increase in revenue there from when she began with the AHA in 2007.
This year’s Charlotte Heart Walk will be held Saturday, September 21 and is expected to bring more than 12,000 participants and 130 company and community teams to promote the importance of physical activity, good nutrition and a heart healthy lifestyle. Prior to joining the AHA, Jetton worked for First Tennessee Bank and Buckle, a national clothing and accessories retailer.
Jetton, a native of Lincolnton and daughter of Roby and Linda Jetton, is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She and her husband and son reside in Matthews.