National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity Announces Scott Goudeseune to Assume Board President Role

Washington, DC, February 28, 2013 — The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA), is proud to announce Scott Goudeseune as the new President of NCPPA’s Board of Directors.  Also new in 2013 is NCPPA’s collaboration with Venn Strategies, LLC, which will be managing the coalition and handling NCPPA’s government affairs.

Scott Goudeseune’s term began January 31st, succeeding Past-President Laurie Whitsel, Director of Policy Research at American Heart Association. Goudeseune is the CEO and President of the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the largest nonprofit fitness certification provider in the world.  Given ACE’s dedication to promoting the benefits of physical activity and commitment to strong collaboration among leaders in corporations, the fitness industry, government, and allied health and education providers, Goudeseune is a natural fit to succeed Dr. Whitsel’s respected tenure leading the NCPPA Board.

“Scott’s professional experience, management skills, dedication and passion for physical activity, and policy will be an asset as he leads the NCPPA board,” said Laurie Whitsel, Past-President of NCPPA. “At this important time in healthcare, with a renewed focus on prevention and long-term health and savings for this country, we are excited to have Scott at the helm of our efforts to effect change in the physical activity policy landscape.”

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead NCPPA’s Board, and excited about the people around NCPPA’s table and the work ahead in 2013,” said Goudeseune.  “I have always been professionally and personally committed to improving people’s lives through physical activity. I am looking forward to broadening NCPPA’s influence within the health community and among key policy decision-makers to move the physical activity agenda forward for the health and wellness of the American public.”

Providing a solid management foundation, government relations expertise, and supporting resources, Venn Strategies will work with Goudeseune and other Board members to execute NCPPA’s mission to unite the strengths of public, private, and industry efforts into collaborative partnerships advocate for policies and initiatives that encourage all Americans to become more physically active.

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About the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity

Founded in 1996, NCPPA is the leading force in the country for promoting physical activity and fitness initiatives. The coalition represents a diverse blend of associations, health organizations, and private corporations, advocating for policies that encourage Americans of all ages to become more physically active.