Graham Melstrand develops opportunities and relationships that advance ACE health policy positions and fitness industry standards. He assesses legislative positions at all levels of government that align with the ACE mission, and he monitors existing and emerging legislation and regulatory policy, informing ACE of the potential impact they have on the exercise professional, the public, and other stakeholders. He creates relationships with key policymakers and collaborative organizations and serves in an advisory capacity on a number of boards and committees including: past-president of the board for the Coalition for the Registration of Exercise Professionals (CREP), within the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), he sits on the Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (COAES) and on the Facility Certification Committee of the Medical Fitness Association (MFA). Melstrand holds a bachelor's degree in physical education/athletic training from California State University, Long Beach. As a competitive cyclist, he participated in the U.S. Olympic Trials (1984, 1988) and was a member of the U.S. National Team Development Program (1983 - 1990).