Francesca Dea

Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Selects Francesca Dea as Executive Director

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017


Following a national search conducted by the Sterling Martin Associates team,  the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) announced the recent addition of Francesca Dea as Executive Director.

An executive with more than 20 years of association experience, Dea previously served as the executive director of The Obesity Society (TOS), an organization dedicated to advancing the science-based understanding of the causes, consequences, prevention and treatment of obesity. She is credited with facilitating and implementing a 5-year strategic plan, establishing strong advocacy networks, rebuilding the organization’s financial reserves, launching National Obesity Care Week and doubling the revenue of TOS’s annual meeting.  Prior to her tenure at TOS, she served as vice president and chief operating officer of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA). While at NAIFA, Dea stabilized the organization by revamping and enhancing the value of NAIFA membership. She is also the founder of Gordian Solutions, LLC, a consulting company which provided support for non-profit organizations and small businesses.

Dea holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, and a Master’s degree in business administration from The Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School in Baltimore, MD.