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ACE CEO Scott Goudeseune Appointed President-Elect of the NCPPA

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (May 25, 2011)—The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s leading authority on fitness, is pleased to announce that Scott Goudeseune, the organization’s chief executive officer, has been appointed president-elect of the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA)’s board of directors.  Formerly holding the position of treasurer, Goudeseune now lends his fitness industry experience and keen business insights to further develop and enhance NCPPA initiatives in support of the collaboration and promotion of physical activity across a variety of public sectors including science, education and public outreach.

“I am honored and excited to take on such a meaningful position as president-elect for the NCPPA board,” said Goudeseune.  “I have a true passion for the NCPPA’s mission to help improve people’s lives through physical activity and am committed to helping grow and enrich the actions of this organization which means so much to the health and wellness of the American public.”

In his role as president-elect, Goudeseune will represent the NCPPA at events that unite like-minded groups to champion the organization’s charge.  In addition, he will continue to serve as the chair of the Membership Committee, guiding its efforts toward creating new recruitment resources and developing expanded membership efforts. 

“The NCPPA is very fortunate to have Scott on our leadership team,” said Sheila Franklin, NCPPA executive director.  “He brings a wealth of experience that supports our efforts to inspire and empower Americans to lead more physically active lives.”

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About ACE

The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s premier fitness education, certification and training organization, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the benefits of physical activity and protecting Americans against unsafe and ineffective fitness products and instruction.  ACE sponsors university-based exercise science research and is the world’s largest nonprofit fitness certifying organization.  For more information on ACE and its programs, call (800) 825-3636 or visit the ACE website at

 About the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity

The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) is the leading force in the country promoting physical activity and fitness initiatives.  Made up of a diverse blend of associations, health organizations and private corporations, the NCPPA advocates for policies that encourage Americans of all ages to become more physically active.  For more information, visit  To inquire about becoming a member of the coalition, please contact Sheila Franklin at


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Founded in 1985, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) is a nonprofit organization committed to America's health and wellbeing. Over the past 30 years, we have become an established resource for health and fitness professionals, and the public, providing comprehensive, unbiased research and validating ourselves as the country's trusted authority on health and fitness.

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