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Introducing New IHRSA Chair and Board Members

On July 1, Robert Brewster, President of The Alaska Club, a network of 18 facilities based in Anchorage, Alaska, took over the reigns as the new chairperson of the IHRSA Board of Directors for the 2014/2015 term.

“It’s an honor and a significant responsibility to serve as chairman. My primary priority is to engage as many clubs, worldwide, in IHRSA as possible, by communicating the value of membership and the importance of a strong association.”  Read more about Robert's goals for the industry in June CBI.

The IHRSA Board also proudly welcomes three newly elected members who will serve a 4-year term from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2018.

  • Gustavo Borges, Academia Gustavo Borges, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Derek Gallup, New Evolution Ventures, Lafayette, California 
  • Jim Zupancic, Stafford Hills Club, Tualatin, OR

Complete bios and photos are available at

 "I would encourage all IHRSA club operators to consider applying for the IHRSA Board of Directors. Serving our industry at the highest level is a rewarding opportunity for those that are passionate about helping guide the future of our association and ultimately having a positive impact on the health and fitness of others," said Brent Darden, ex-officio and past chairperson. 

Download the 2015/2019 IHRSA Board application. The Deadline to apply for the 2015-2019 term is July 31, 2014. 

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