National Jewish Health Appoints Evan Zucker as Chair of Board of Directors

DENVER, Sept. 5, 2023 ~ Evan Zucker has been appointed as the new Chair of the National Jewish Health Board of Directors, succeeding Steven D. Kris who had held the position since January 2020. Zucker is a Principal of Academy Partners Group, a private investment firm based in Denver with a variety of real estate and property technology-related business interests in the United States and Mexico. He has also served as Partner at Ares Management Corp and Chair of the Ares Industrial Real Estate Group, and was Principal at Black Creek Group, a real estate private equity and investment management firm that he co-founded in 1993.

Michael Salem, MD, President and CEO of National Jewish Health expressed his enthusiasm for Zucker's appointment: "Evan's decades of experience and knowledge of National Jewish Health will be invaluable as he assumes leadership of our Board of Directors. We are thrilled to have his guidance and insights as we move forward into the future." He also thanked Steve Kris for his service as Chair over the past several years, including during the pandemic and the building and opening of their Center for Outpatient Health.

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Zucker has been involved with a variety of philanthropic and charitable causes over the years, serving on the boards of several nonprofit organizations such as Denver Zoo and Colorado Concern. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University. National Jewish Health is a leading respiratory hospital in the nation founded 124 years ago as a nonprofit hospital dedicated to groundbreaking medical research and treatment for children and adults with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders.

With Evan Zucker's appointment to Chair of National Jewish Health Board of Directors, patients from around the world can look forward to receiving cutting-edge comprehensive care from one of America's leading healthcare institutions.
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