Todd Galati, M.A., serves as the Senior Director, Standards and Practice Advancement for the American Council on Exercise (ACE). In this role, he provides strategic leadership for the accreditation of ACE certification and education programs, and the advancement of professional practice for exercise professionals and health coaches. He previously held positions with ACE as the Senior Director of Science and Research, and Director of Credentialing. Galati represents ACE as a presenter at conferences and events, media spokesperson and subject-matter expert on health, fitness and certification committees including the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s (The National Academies) Physical Activity and Health Innovation Collaborative, Committee on the Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (CoAES), the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) Standards Revision Main Committee, and six years as an NCCA Commissioner. He holds a bachelor’s degree in athletic training, a master’s degree in kinesiology and four ACE Certifications (Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Health Coach and Medical Exercise Specialist). Prior to joining ACE, Galati was a program director with the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, where he researched the effectiveness of youth physical activity and nutrition programs in reducing risk for cardiovascular disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes; taught at California State University, San Marcos and San Diego State University; and worked as a research physiologist with the U.S. Navy and a personal trainer in medical fitness settings.