In this week’s episode of the 6 Degrees of Associations podcast, we are thrilled to have Patricia Blake, FASAE, CAE, the CEO of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), as our guest. Patricia plays a pivotal role in leading HRS’s mission to eradicate death and suffering caused by heart rhythm disorders. With a vast membership exceeding 7,000 professionals, HRS stands as a distinguished global authority on heart arrhythmias, offering invaluable resources and support to over 35,000 individuals across six countries. Join us as we explore Patricia’s remarkable career journey and delve into her extensive expertise gained from years of experience in the association world. Patricia’s unwavering passion for collaborating with volunteers shines through as she discusses how their dedication and energy captured her heart early on. She imparts invaluable insights into fostering a thriving organizational culture, maintaining mission alignment, and cultivating meaningful personal and professional connections. Whether you’re an accomplished association leader or new to this field, this episode will equip you with the insight and inspiration for your professional development in the ever-changing association industry.