As the executive vice president of mission and stakeholder engagement, Graham Melstrand develops opportunities and relationships that advance ACE health policy positions and fitness industry standards. Melstrand 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.
Melstrand is active on numerous advisory boards and committees including the Coalition for the Registration of Exercise Professionals (CREP) and the Physical Activity Alliance (PAA), and has previously served on the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (COAES) and the Facility Certification Committee of the Medical Fitness Association (MFA).
Melstrand holds a bachelor's degree in physical education and athletic training from California State University, Long Beach. As a competitive cyclist, Melstrand participated in the U.S. Olympic Trials (1984, 1988) and was a member of the U.S. National Team Development Program (1983 - 1990).