WASHINGTON, D.C.—December 5, 2022—Liz Clark, president & CEO of IHRSA, the Global Health & Fitness Association, announced today that Mike Goscinski has joined the organization as Vice President of Government Affairs. He is the organization’s first full-time, in-house Washington, D.C.-based lobbyist, part of an effort begun when Liz was recruited in 2021, which includes a renewed focus on advocacy and stakeholder outreach among other key priorities.
“IHRSA leaders and members have a powerful story to tell to lawmakers especially in educating them about the vital role of individual and group exercise in supporting physical and mental health,” Liz said. “Mike will help us deepen our relationships with executive and legislative branch officials, build new allies on both sides of the aisle, and elevate the profile of IHRSA, our members, and the important work done in our industry by millions of employees working in every corner of the country.”
Mike has worked extensively in trade associations serving consumer-facing industries and as a policy advisor on Capitol Hill. Most recently, he was Senior Director of External Affairs for the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) overseeing federal and state government affairs, serving as a lead legislator and regulatory advocate, and advising on external affairs and communications.
Prior to joining NAMA in April 2019, Mike spent eight years at the American Bakers Association as Director of Government Relations. He began his career as Legislative and Policy Aide for Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) and is a graduate of St. John’s University in New York City.
IHRSA, the Global Health & Fitness Association, is a not-for-profit trade association representing the global fitness industry of over 200,000 health and fitness facilities and their suppliers. Founded in 1981, IHRSA maintains a leadership role in advancing physical activity, which is critical for peak health and to fight the battle against obesity and chronic lifestyle diseases.
As the world's leading authority on the commercial health and fitness club industry, IHRSA’s mission is to grow, promote, and protect the health and fitness industry, while providing its members with benefits and resources. IHRSA is the publisher of Club Business International, the leading monthly magazine for the global fitness industry. IHRSA's International Convention & Trade Show will be hosted from March 20-22, 2023, in San Diego, CA.