The ALS Association

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Stuart Obermann

Professional Position: President/CEO
Company: Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville
Location: Huntsville, AL
Stuart Obermann

Stuart Obermann has been affiliated with The ALS Association since 2004. As father and one of the two primary caregivers to his 28-year-old son Eric who lived with Lou Gehrig’s Disease for eight years, from 2002 to 2010, Obermann’s experiences with ALS impelled him and his wife Marcia to launch The Association’s Alabama Chapter that serves the entire state of Alabama and to establish an ALS Certified Center of Excellence in Huntsville. Stuart was the founding Chair of the Alabama Chapter and served from 2004-2014.

Obermann’s volunteer work with the chapter included stints as acting executive director, development director, walk chair, support group facilitator, and public policy chairperson. He and his entire family have worked closely with The Association’s national public policy program since 2004. During the following year, he and Eric testified at a U.S. Senate Sub-Committee Hearing on ALS, which Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama chaired.

In 2005, The Association honored Obermann, Marcia and Eric with its “Rasmussen Advocates of the Year” award for their advocacy efforts. The family continued their public awareness efforts by appearing in a nationally distributed public service announcement for The Association in 2006. Obermann served on the National Board of Trustees as the elected chapter trustee representing The Association’s southern region of chapters in 2008.

In 2010 Obermann was elected as the first Chair of The ALS Association’s Board of Representatives, which is a forum of the Members representing the perspectives and concerns of the local and regional chapter-related activities interfacing with the national Board of Trustees. He held that position from 2010-2013.

Stuart has served on multiple committees of The Association including public policy, chapter relations, audit, governance, care services and strategic planning. Following his service as Board of Representatives Chair, he was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2013.

A serial entrepreneur who lives with his family in Huntsville, Alabama, Stuart Obermann is the President/CEO of the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for residents of North Alabama by encouraging philanthropy and supporting the nonprofit community in the region. He also is the owner and developer of Oak Bluff on Green Mountain, a residential development located in Huntsville.

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