Sheila Franklin currently serves as the Director of Government Relations for the American Council on Exercise. Sheila’s work focuses around getting people moving by working to ensure that all Americans have access to affordable, safe, professionally led physical activity. Sheila is a veteran government relations professional holding positions previously with the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity, the American Hiking Society and the Maryland Recreation and Parks Association. Sheila began her career working as a recreation supervisor where she was named one of the 10 most creative minds in Illinois, prior to moving into government relations. She holds a BS in Parks and Recreation and an MS in Public Relations. Her favorite forms of physical activity are running dog agility with her bearded collies and throwing pottery on the wheel.