NATA Welcomes Brian Conway to Board of Directors

     
Contacts:  Robin Waxenberg 
212-489-8006
rwaxenberg@nyc.rr.com 
Ellen Satlof, NATA
214-637-6282, ext. 159
ellen@nata.org

For Immediate Release:

NATIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINERS’ ASSOCIATION (NATA) WELCOMES
BRIAN CONWAY TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS  

DALLAS, June 1, 2006 – During its 57th Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) will welcome Brian Conway, ATC, LAT, to its board of directors.  Elected June 2005 as District Six director, Conway succeeds Sandy Miller, MEd, ATC, LAT, head athletic trainer at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. The meeting takes place June 14–18.

NATA, a not-for-profit organization representing and supporting 30,000 members of the athletic training profession, is divided into 10 geographic districts.  District Six, which Conway will oversee, covers Arkansas and Texas.

A resident of Arlington, Texas, Conway is director of the Ben Hogan Sports Therapy Institute in Fort Worth.   He believes he is prepared for his new position thanks to his extensive athletic training experience in high school, collegiate, professional sports and clinical settings.  “I am ready for this challenge at the national level,” said Conway.  “I plan to get up to speed on the larger issues NATA is dealing with, and will handle the important issues as they present themselves.”

An athletic training professional for 22 years, Conway earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.  He has been an athletic trainer at Midlothian High School, Grand Prairie High School and Arlington Martin High School in the Dallas-Forth Worth area and the assistant athletic trainer, head athletic trainer and assistant athletic director at the University of Texas at Arlington.
NATA Executive Director Eve Becker-Doyle, CAE, believes Conway will bring creativity and fresh ideas to the board.  “I’m confident Brian will significantly help the NATA meet its ongoing challenges.”

About NATA:
Certified athletic trainers are unique health care providers who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses.  The National Athletic Trainers' Association represents and supports the 30,000 members of the athletic training profession through education and research.  www.nata.org.  NATA, 2952 Stemmons Freeway, Ste. 200, Dallas, TX 75247, 214.637.6282; 214.637.2206 (fax). 

 
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