George Vradenburg

Chairman and Co-Founder

George is Chairman of UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, which he co-founded in October 2010 with his late wife, Trish (1946-2017). He was named by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to serve as a founding member of the Advisory Council on Research, Care, and Services established by the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA Council) and has testified before Congress about the global Alzheimer’s pandemic. Under his leadership, UsAgainstAlzheimer's co-convenes both the Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer's Disease (LEAD) Coalition and the Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer's Disease. In 2021, again under his leadership, UsAgainstAlzheimer’s launched a Swiss and U.S.-based global initiative to prevent Alzheimer’s called the Davos Alzheimer’s Collaborative, where Mr. Vradenburg serves as Founding Chairman. He is also a founding member of the World Dementia Council. He has long been a dedicated member of Washington's civic and philanthropic community, serving as Chairman of the Phillips Collection for 13 years. Mr. Vradenburg is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Economic Club of Washington. He has served in senior executive and legal positions at CBS, FOX, and AOL/Time Warner.

Bucket list item: Curing Alzheimer's

Favorite book: "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand and "Sapiens" by Yuval Noah Harari

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena...

Theodore Roosevelt