The American Council on Exercise (ACE) promoted Chris Goudeseune to vice president of operations, and Lauren Shroyer to vice president, product and innovation.

“We are thrilled to have both Chris and Lauren on the ACE executive team,” said Cedric X. Bryant, ACE president and chief science officer. “Each individual brings a myriad of expertise and knowledge to ACE and will be essential to helping ACE grow and fulfill our mission.”

As the Vice President of Operations, Goudeseune is responsible for operational alignment for strategic initiatives and key projects. He will work collaboratively with department leaders on organizational projects and strategic initiatives. He was promoted from senior director of operations and has worked at ACE for more than a decade.

“In this new role, I am excited to enhance ACE’s organizational processes and procedures,” said Goudeseune. “Through this work, it is my hope that ACE can grow in efficiency and even better support our exercise professionals and health coaches who play a central role in helping us achieve our mission.”

In her role as Vice President, Product and Innovation, Shroyer will drive the organization’s product creation and development both live and online. Shroyer will also ensure that all of its products align with the company’s professional credentialing and continuing education standards and practices. She was promoted from senior director, product development.

“I look forward to continuing to serve the industry in my new role,” said Shroyer. “Through education, ACE-certified and other health and exercise professionals, have a profound impact on the lives of their clients and patients. After 20 years in the industry, supporting the ACE mission to get people moving is a natural extension of my personal mission and I’m honored for the opportunity to have a meaningful impact.”