Treasurer Candidate: (unopposed)
Carl Foster, Ph.D., FACSM
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Department of Exercise and Sport Science
La Crosse, WI
1. Please list your previous service to ACSM.
Immediate Past President 2006-2007
President Elect 2004-2005
Presidential Nominee, 2003-2004
Vice President, Basic and Applied Science, 1985-1987
Board of Trustees, 1983-1987; 2003-2007
Program Committee, 1985-1987, 2003-2007, Chair 2004-2005, Member 2009-2013
Public Education Committee, 1985-1987
Awards & Tributes Committee, 1985-1987, 2004-2007, Chair 2004
Nominations Committee, 1987, 2004-2007, Chair 2004, 2007, 2008-2013
Budget and Finance Committee, 2004-2007
Strategic Planning Committee, 2004-2013, Chair 2006-2007
ACSM Foundation Board of Directors, 2004-2007
Continuing Education Committee, 1980-1986, Chair 1984-1985
Certification Committee, 1985-1991, 1995-1997
Exercise Facilities Committee, Co-Chair 1989-1992, 1995-1996
Ad Hoc Standards and Endorsements Committee, Co-Chair 1992-1993
Exhibits Advisory Council, 1982-1998
Ad Hoc Registration and Licensure Committee, Chair 1992-1994
Clinical Exercise Physiology Committee, 1993-1995, 1999-2001
Ad Hoc Olympic & Paralympic Sports Medicine Issues, 2001-2004
Ad Hoc Program Development Committee, 2001-2002
Ad Hoc USADA Collaboration Committee, Chair 2007-Present
ACSM Health & Fitness Summit Program Committee, 2007-2012
ACSM-ECSS Exchange Lecture, Coordinator, 2005-Present
ACSM Ethics and Professional Conduct Committee, 2010-Present
2. Describe how your training, area of specialization, and past involvement with ACSM have prepared you to serve as Treasurer.
My service to ACSM, specifically in the Presidential cycle, has made me intimately familiar with the ACSM budget process. Further, my years as Director of Clinical Physiology at Sinai Samaritan Medical Center in Milwaukee (1988-1998) and my years as Director of the Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (1999-2014) have involved extensive budget planning and preparation.
3. ACSM works closely with many other organizations, including associations, companies, philanthropies, and governmental agencies. Indicate those organizations/companies/agencies for which you play an advisory, consulting, or leadership role.
At the present time, I am a consultant to Breath Research, Inc, and Fit Planet, Inc. My work with these organizations is advisory relative to technical issues, and is not central to their business model.