DAYTON — The Miami Valley Division of the American Heart Association (AHA) has named Blaine Worthington, senior vice president at Altamira Technologies, as the chair of the 2019 Greater Dayton Heart Walk and Run.

The Greater Dayton Heart Walk and Run is the AHA’s premier fundraising event, attracting 10,000 people annually. This event raises funds to support the AHA’s mission and to provide education and elevate awareness about health and wellbeing across the Miami Valley.

Worthington, a Beavercreek resident, holds a bachelor of science in electronic engineering from South Dakota State University, a master of arts degree in computer resources and information management from Weber University, and a master of science degree in strategic leadership from the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT).

Prior to joining Altamira in 2013, he was a senior associate and program manager for BoozAllenHamilton in Dayton; he is also a retired USAF Lt. Colonel.

Worthington said, “I am honored to support the American Heart Association mission by leading the charge for increased physical activity, health and wellbeing in our community. I’m proud to be part of this premier event and excited to be helping the Miami Valley lead healthier lives!”

The Greater Dayton Heart Walk and Run will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 at Fifth Third Field. It is the single largest fundraising event for the Miami Valley Division of the AHA. For information on how you can become involved in this event log on to or call 937-401-4869.