American Council on Exercise Board of Directors Elects Scott Alarcón as Chair

Posted: Jul 12, 2019 in ACE Press Releases

San Diego, July 12, 2019— Scott Alarcón, Chief Executive Officer of Georgetown Health Foundation has been elected by the American Council on Exercise’s (ACE) board of directors as chair of the board. He will preside over the board of directors of the 501(c)(3) non-profit board for one year.

“Through my years of experience in healthcare, I have personally witnessed the costly toll that physical inactivity has on the healthcare system, as well as individuals and families living with chronic lifestyle-related diseases,” said Alarcón. “This is why I am an adamant supporter of ACE’s mission to get people moving. I believe a key link in solving the epidemic of lifestyle-related disease is ACE’s philosophy of behavior-change strategies implemented by exercise professionals and health coaches.”

In his three years on the board of directors, Alarcón’s expertise and guidance has allowed ACE to grow its cadre of ACE Certified Health Coaches® by 19 percent from 2018-2019. Additionally, ACE has steadily increased its population of ACE Certified Professionals® to over 80,000, which now includes over 13,000 exercise professionals in over 90 countries.

“ACE is honored to have Scott at the helm of the board,” said Scott Goudeseune, ACE’s Chief Executive Officer. “His tremendous dedication to our mission is not only evident in his years of service on our board of directors, but also in his passion about getting people from all walks of life to live a healthier, more joyful life.”

Alarcón brings more than twenty years of experience in the healthcare and allied health sectors. He holds the designation of Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer. He received his bachelor of business administration from Baylor University and a master’s in health services management from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.


The American Council on Exercise is a nonprofit organization with global reach that works to improve physical-activity levels by certifying exercise professionals and health coaches, publishing original research, convening experts on physical activity and health, working directly with community groups, and advocating for policies to get people from all walks of life moving. The 80,000 exercise professionals and health coaches certified by ACE are among the most respected in the world of fitness, helping people embrace physical activity and adopt healthier lifestyles. For more information, call 800-825-3636 or visit AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE, ACE and ACE logos are Registered Trademarks of the American Council on Exercise.


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