Jan 29, 2015Albohm Elected NATA President
On Oct. 5, the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) general membership elected Marjorie Albohm, MS, ATC, LAT, to be its next president. After being sworn in at the NATA Annual Meeting held June 2008 in St. Louis, Albohm will lead the association’s 30,000-plus members for a four-year term.
A graduate of Indiana State University and Valparaiso University (where she was an accomplished field hockey and basketball player), Albohm is excited about the new opportunity. “I am honored, humbled, and overwhelmed by the magnitude of challenges that this position represents,” Albohm said in a press release distributed by the Indiana Athletic Trainers Association. “But, I am truly excited to have the opportunity to lead our profession forward, to realize our full potential as valued health care providers. With the help of every member, we will accomplish great things together. I look forward to that!”
A pioneer for women in athletic training, Albohm became the first full-time athletic trainer in women’s athletics when she was hired by Indiana University in 1974. After working at Indiana until 1982, Albohm joined the Center for Hip and Knee Surgery in Mooresville, Ind., and has remained there ever since.
Albohm, who has served as an officer of District 4 in the National Athletic Trainers Association, was the first woman appointed to the NATA Board of Certification and one of the first women to be selected as Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer. She currently serves as the Director of Business Development and Research at OrthoIndy and the Executive Director of The Orthopaedic Research Foundation, and will continue to fill both positions during her tenure as NATA President.
During her time with the NATA, Albohm has contributed heavily to the association’s Research and Education Foundation and served as chair of the NATA Reimbursement Advisory Group. She is a member of the NATA, the IATA, and the Valparaiso Athletics Halls of Fame.
We at Training & Conditioning congratulate Marjorie Albohm and look forward to covering the association with her at its helm. To read an article from in which Albohm talks about her approach to her job and the profession, click here.
R.J. Anderson is an Assistant Editor at Training & Conditioning. He can be reached at [email protected].