UTICA, NY- Heart Weekend will be under new volunteer leadership this year.
After serving as the Logistics Chairman of America's Greatest Heart Run & Walk for 17 years, Jim Stasaitis will be stepping down from the role.
He will be replaced by Steve Gassner, former American Heart Association advisory board president, and former WKTV Heart Telethon chairman.
"I am excited about taking on my new role as the Logistics Chairman," Gassner said. "I am looking forward to carrying on the tradition and excitement that Jim has so succesfully built in the past."
In his new position, Gassner will be in charge of making sure runners and walkers have a safe and enjoyable weekend.
Although Stasaitis is stepping down, he still plans to participate during Heart Weekend this year.
America's Greatest Heart Run & Walk Weekend 2018 will take place on Friday, March 2nd and Saturday, March 3rd.
- Jim Stasaitis steps away from Heart Run Walk
- Participants refuel following Heart Run and Walk
- NewsTalk: Jim Stasaitis talks about what you need to know about the Boilermaker race
- Cardboard Classic raises funds for Heart Run and Walk
- Heart Run and Walk officials want to reach 10,000 participants
- $931,243 raised by 2018 Heart Run and Walk
- Road closures, detours in place for Heart Run & Walk on Saturday