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 had lived with Lou Gehrig’s Disease for eight years, from 2002 to 2010, Obermann’s experiences with ALS impelled him to organize a freestanding support group for people and their families living with the disease, and subsequently to develop The Association’s Alabama Chapter that serves the entire state of Alabama and to establish a multidisciplinary ALS clinic in Huntsville.

From 2010 to 2013, Obermann’s served as 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, services and operations and has the responsibility of electing the National Board of Trustees.

Obermann’s volunteer work with the chapter includes his stints as acting executive director, development director, walk chair, support group facilitator, and public policy chairperson. He has also worked closely with The Association’s national advocacy 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. Obermann played a prominent role in instigating and coordinating this hearing, which occurred on Capitol Hill.

In 2005, The Association honored Obermann, his wife 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. More than 200 million people across America have seen this PSA that garnered a TELLY Award for production excellence.

In addition, Obermann served on the National Board of Trustees as the chapter trustee representing The Association’s southern region of chapters in 2008.  In this capacity, he has served on multiple committees including public policy, chapter relations, audit, governance, care services and strategic planning.

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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