Tom Richards

Director of Corporate Engagement, American Council on Exercise (ACE)


Based in Washington, DC, Tom Richards is the director of corporate engagement for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and current president of the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA). His role at ACE includes identifying opportunities that build a culture of health and support and encourage physical activity, with a focus on integrating well-qualified fitness professionals and health coaches into the healthcare system.

Previously, he served as co-chair of the Business & Industry sector of the original national physical activity plan, which developed the CEO Pledge for Physical Activity. Prior to joining ACE, Tom held the position of senior legislative counsel for the International, Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association. Tom is a graduate of Northeastern University Law School and Fairfield University.