Nomination Committee Candidate

Voting will become available on May 1, 2013 and voting will close on July 12, 2013. Ballots must be completed online or during the NSCA National Conference July 10 – 12, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV. To be valid, ballots must be submitted by Friday July 12, 2013, 12:00 noon (PDT).

Chat Williams, MS, CSCS,*D, CSPS, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA




2001 – MS – University of Oklahoma
Master of Science in Health and Sport Science, emphasis in Health Promotion
1997 – BS – Emporia State University
Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Health Promotion, emphasis in Health Promotion
1994 – AD – Hutchinson Community College
Associate’s degree in General Education

NSCA Involvement 

  • Performance Training Journal Personal Training Column Editor, 2012 – present
  • NSCA Special Populations Exam Development Committee, 2010 – present
  • NSCA Board of Directors, 2009 – 2012
  • Reviewed Manuscripts for Strength and Conditioning Journal, 2009
  • NSCA State Director Committee Chair, 2007 – 2009
  • NSCA Certification (CPT Exam Development Committee), 2007 – 2009
  • Published in Performance Training Journal, 2006 – 2012
  • NSCA Certification Committee/AD HOC CBT CPT Approval Meeting, 2006
  • NSCA Personal Trainer Special Interest Group, Executive Council, 2004 – 2009
  • NSCA Southwest Regional and Midwest Coordinator, 2004 – 2007
  • NSCA State Director of Oklahoma, 2002 – 2006, 2007 – 2008 

1. Why do you want to serve on the Nomination Committee?

I have been a member of the NSCA since 1999 and actively involved the last 10 years gradually accepting positions that require more responsibility and accountability. I served the majority of my time on the State Director Committee as a state director, regional director and chair. I have also served on the Exam Development Committee, Personal Trainer SIG Executive Council, and just finished up my three-year term on the NSCA Board of Directors. During this time I have realized the importance of having qualified, experienced, and motivated individuals serving the NSCA. The BOD position should be held in high regard and only have well deserving individuals that have the NSCA’s best interest in mind. I would still like to provide my experience and knowledge by aiding in the selection of the individuals that will represent the NSCA at the highest level.

2. What is your understanding of the organizational structure of the NSCA?

The NSCA Executive Director oversees the directors and maintains the day-to-day operations of the NSCA. The managers, supervisors, and support staff report to the directors to ensure they are providing the best customer service, products, and education to the members. Departments are categorized by education, certification, membership, conferences, marketing, and human performance center. The Executive Director reports directly to the BOD and is the only position at the NSCA headquarters that is determined by the BOD. All directors, managers, supervisors, and support staff are hired internally. The BOD also oversees the committees, SIG’s, and other volunteer positions associated with the NSCA. The BOD meets twice annually and has several conference calls throughout the year to determine bylaws, guidelines, and procedures to ensure the NSCA is headed in a positive direction.

3. One of the roles of the Nomination Committee is to find qualified candidates for Board of Director positions. How would you go about seeking or identifying candidates who would be representative of the diverse population of our membership, and consistent with the NSCA mission statement?

Over the past 12 years I have had the opportunity to meet a lot of qualified and well respected individuals in the strength and conditioning industry. I feel the networking opportunities and connections I have made will only help in providing the NSCA with strong qualified candidates to potentially serve on the BOD. I have had the opportunity to surround myself with a diverse group of individuals including personal trainers, strength coaches, rehab specialist, and researchers. These experiences will aid the nominating committee in selecting individuals ready to serve on the BOD.

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