In a meeting on August 31, the IHRSA Board of Directors approved several new proposals that will change the organizational structure. First and foremost, the group, led by Board Chair Chris Craytor, voted to add three new seats to the board.
The new seats will represent one member each from the National Health & Fitness Alliance Advisory Council, the Global Health & Fitness Alliance (GHFA) Advisory Council, and the Industry Partner Advisory Council (IPAC). The representatives from these three groups will serve two-year terms but will not hold officer positions.
“I realized on the day I arrived at IHRSA that these were three critical voices that deserved more recognition and a vote,” says IHRSA President & CEO Liz Clark. “They will bring even more purpose and clarity to our strategic vision.”
Currently, Gale Landers, founder & CEO of Fitness Formula Clubs, is chair of the National Health & Fitness Alliance, Andrea Bell, co-founder & director of Inspire Brands Asia, is chair of the GHFA, and Bill Davis, CEO of ABC Fitness Solutions, is chair of the IPAC.
The new IHRSA Board seats won't necessarily be occupied by each group's chair—that will be determined by the groups, then voted on by the IHRSA Board.