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Wednesday, November 18 • 10:15am - 11:05am
The Fitness Industry Needs a Political Movement - Impacting U.S. Legislation And Regulations

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As the COVID-19 crisis hit the fitness industry, one thing became clear: the voice of the fitness industry in Washington, DC, and at state houses around the country must be strengthened in order to get the legislative and executive branches to see fitness facilities as a reputable industry that offers an essential service improving the health of the nation. Find out what association lobbyists are doing to amplify the voice of the industry as well as what club operators have been successful in doing at the state level so you can join the fight for the future of the industry.  

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Helen Durkin

executive vice president of public affairs, IHRSA
Helen Durkin, executive vice president of public affairs at IHRSA, is a committed advocate of physical activity and the health club industry. For over 30 years, Helen has worked with health clubs to promote healthy lifestyles and protect clubs from harmful legislation. IHRSA's 5-year... Read More →

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Jennifer LaTourette

Vice President, Van Scoyoc Associates
Jennifer LaTourette is vice president at Van Scoyoc Associates, where she oversees the Strategic Communications Practice, calling upon her skillsets as both a lobbyist and communications specialists to provide unparalleled strategic counsel. She applies nearly two decades of experience... Read More →
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Chris Craytor

acac Fitness & Wellness, President/COO, CEO of Welld Health
Chris Craytor is the CEO of Welld Health, a software platform designed to forge meaningful connections between health care and community health providers. Welld Health’s market-leading product simplifies data collection, third-party billing and outcomes reporting for providers... Read More →
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Mark Miller

Chief Operating Officer, Merritt Clubs
COO of Merritt Clubs with over 30 years of experience at the Senior Management level; Mr. Miller joined the Merritt Team in 2000 Mr. Miller is responsible for all the day to day management and operations of all 9 clubs, the Merritt consulting arm – MCM as well as its new Wellness... Read More →

Wednesday November 18, 2020 10:15am - 11:05am EST