American Council on Exercise Board of Directors Elects David Nixon as Chair

Posted: Jul 11, 2022 in ACE Press Releases

San Diego, July 11, 2022David Patrick Nixon, executive chairman of InformedDNA, 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 and marketing leadership, I have personally witnessed the importance of providing the public with evidence-based, yet easy to understand information; allowing people to make their own well-informed decisions, particularly around healthy lifestyles, and physical activity,” said Nixon. “This is why I am passionate about ACE’s mission to get people moving and am honored to lead the organization as the fitness industry continues to evolve.” 

Previously serving as the treasurer of ACE’s board of directors, Nixon’s expertise and guidance supports ACE’s recent successes, including the launch of the updated ACE Personal Trainer Certification study program, the new “Take Action with ACE” online course series focused on equity, diversity and inclusion, and ensuring organizational stability through the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, ACE continues to support the professional development and career success of its 90,000 worldwide ACE Certified Professionals® thanks to the hard work of its board of directors, leadership team, and mission-driven staff. 

“ACE is honored to have David at the helm of the board,” said Scott Goudeseune, ACE chief executive officer. “His dedication to our mission is not only evident in his five 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.” 

Nixon brings more than twenty-five years of experience in the healthcare, marketing, and public relations sectors, where he is known for his entrepreneurial drive. He previously served as founder and CEO of The Nixon Group, a marketing communications firm, and later joined InformedDNA as its CEO in 2007. 



About the American Council on Exercise  

Since 1985, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) has been the leading non-profit education and certification provider for health coaches and exercise professionals in the United States and around the world.   

With more than 90,000 highly respected certified health coaches and exercise professionals, ACE Certified Professionals are on the ground daily helping people move, stay active and make lasting lifestyle behavior changes to build healthier communities.   

Headquartered in San Diego, ACE collaborates with public health partners to educate people of all backgrounds about the importance of physical activity and other healthy lifestyle behaviors; advocates for public policies to increase physical activity opportunities; and supports scientific research that investigates the efficacy of behavior-change interventions and the effectiveness of exercise practices and trends.  

For more information visit AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EXERCISE, ACE and ACE logos are Registered Trademarks of the American Council on Exercise.  

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