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Brent Darden

interim president and CEO
Brent Darden is IHRSA’s interim president and CEO. He earned his master’s degree in exercise science from Baylor University. Darden went on to work in the corporate wellness arena, serving as the wellness director for Texas Instruments and Northern Telecom. He served as vice president of the renowned Cooper Aerobic Enterprises, working alongside Dr. Kenneth Cooper. In 2003, he and his partner took over the failed N. Dallas Athletic Club, renovating and relaunching it as the luxurious Telos Fitness Center. Telos was named one of the few independently owned organizations included in Club Industry’s Top 100 US Health Clubs list. From 2010 through 2015, Darden served on the IHRSA Board of Directors, as Nominations Committee chairperson, vice chairperson, chairperson of the board, and ex-officio. Over the years, he has advised hundreds of fitness brands and delivered keynote presentations around the world on leadership, employee engagement, customer experience, winning habits and brand frameworks, among other topics. Darden currently chairs several REX Executive Roundtables that include many of the top club owners/operators in the industry.

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Tuesday, March 9

8:00am EST

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