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Press Release - BOC Announces New Corporate Educational Director

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 19, 2011 – Omaha, NE – Today, the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) formally announces Ed Christman, AT Ret. as its newest Corporate Educational Director. Christman’s term will begin January 1, 2013, and he will replace outgoing Corporate Educational Director Paul DeMartinis.

Christman, resides in Olathe, Kansas and works as Vice-President of Marketing for Cramer Products, Inc.  He was a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer (AT) for over 25 years and started his business career with Bike Athletic Company. Christman received a master of education in sports medicine at Miami University in 1972 and his Bachelor of Science in Education at Ohio University in 1969. Christman served as a board member of the Coalition of Americans to Protect Sports (CAPS).

In response to this position, Christman said: “I’m very pleased to accept a position on the Board of Directors of the BOC and look forward to using my background in business and the sports medicine field to assist the mission of the BOC in protecting the health and safety of athletes at all levels.”

Denise Fandel, BOC Executive Director, says: "We are fortunate to have an individual with such a diverse business background and intimate understanding of the key role Athletic Trainers play in the healthcare and educational systems.”

The BOC, a national credentialing agency, has been certifying Athletic Trainers and identifying, for the public, quality healthcare professionals with certainty since 1969. More than 39,000 individuals have earned the ATC® credential worldwide. The BOC is headquartered at 1415 Harney Street, Suite 200, Omaha, Nebraska 68102. For more information, call (877) 262-3926 or visit the BOC website at www.bocatc.org.