IHRSA Appoints Two New Board Members

The IHRSA health and fitness trade association elected Bill Davis, CEO, ABC Fitness Solutions, and Erik Lindseth, VP & general counsel, Life Time, Inc., to its Board of Directors at its November meeting.

The new IHRSA Board of Directors seats represent one member each from the Industry Partner Advisory Council and the National Health & Fitness Alliance Advisory Council, respectively. Representatives from these groups will serve two-year terms but not hold officer positions.

“Serving on the IHRSA Board is an important way for seasoned corporate executives to help support the future growth and success of the global health and fitness industry. I am excited to welcome Bill and Erik to the Board of Directors, and look forward to their continued engagement and leadership on behalf of our industry,” said Board Chair Chris Craytor, CEO, Acac Fitness & Wellness Centers and CEO, Well Health.

Lindseth has served as the company’s general counsel since 2010, overseeing its legal team in property development, commercial contracting, corporate governance, employment, consumer protection, intellectual property, licensing and regulatory matters, and litigation management. He is also a member of the National Health & Fitness Alliance Advisory Council, IHRSA’s U.S. advocacy arm. He has a key role in leading the company’s environmental, social and governance initiatives following its return as a public company in October 2021. Before joining Life Time, Lindseth worked as an assistant attorney general with the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office and was an associate in private practice. 

Davis, a seasoned technology leader, was the chief financial officer of Paycor, Inc., and CFO of Blackboard, Inc., before his position as CEO, ABC Fitness Solutions. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Cincinnati Foundation and on the Board of the Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation. Previously, he was a board member and Audit Committee Chairman for Catamaran Corp. 

The Industry Partner Advisory Council is made up of 12 individuals “who have demonstrated success and a commitment to the health and fitness industry through their businesses and personally have a passion to serve.” The National Health & Fitness Alliance was created to “unite the advocacy, public affairs, stakeholder engagement, fundraising, and lobbying efforts of the health and fitness industry in the U.S..”