The BOC Announces Change in Leadership for 2019

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Omaha, NE, Nov. 29, 2018 - The Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer (BOC) announces that Denise Fandel, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), will be retiring from the organization in spring 2019 after serving in the role for over 21 years.

"The impact that Denise has had on the BOC and the athletic training profession is incomparable,” said BOC President Rusty McKune, ATC. “We are all indebted to her knowledge, her wisdom and her insight. Her vision and leadership have helped to guide not only the BOC but also the profession through times of challenge and growth. While she will be missed, the foundation upon which the BOC stands, which she has helped to establish, prepares us to move forward with unwavering consistency and commitment to the vision of the BOC, and to our partners and stakeholders around the globe."

"There's never a perfect time to make a transition like this, but I believe now is the right time," Fandel said. "The BOC is acknowledged as a dependable and accomplished partner, both in the United States and within the global athletic training community. Our Board and staff teams are strong. Our capabilities and programs are well-positioned for future challenges and opportunities."

The BOC, based in Omaha, Nebraska, is an organization with over 53,000 Certified Athletic Trainers (ATs). The BOC establishes both the standards for the practice of athletic training and the continuing education requirements for BOC Certified Athletic Trainers. The BOC also works with state regulatory agencies to provide credential information, professional conduct guidelines and regulatory standards on certification issues. The BOC has the only accredited certification program for ATs in the United States.

Fandel first came to the BOC in 1997 as the first full-time staff member. During her tenure as CEO, the BOC has grown to 19 employees. Forty-nine states and the District of Columbia recognize the BOC exam as a requirement for the regulation of ATs. In addition, the BOC is part of a tri-partite mutual recognition agreement with the Athletic Rehabilitation Therapy Ireland (ARTI) and the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA).

The BOC has retained the services of executive search firm Tuft & Associates to conduct a national search for CEO of the BOC to succeed Denise Fandel. Click here for more information.

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