The AHA in September announced several promotions in its Washington, D.C., office. Tom Nickels was named executive vice president of Government Relations and Public Policy, succeeding Rick Pollack who became AHA president and CEO Sept. 1. Nickels was senior vice president for federal relations. Robyn Bash was named vice president of government relations and public policy operations. She also will continue as coordinator of executive branch relations and serve as a key liaison to congressional offices and health systems. Lisa Kidder Hrobsky rejoined the AHA as vice president of grassroots advocacy. She recently served as president and CEO of the Idaho Hospital Association in Boise.