The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) announces the appointment of Justin Moore, PT, DPT, as its CEO. Moore’s tenure will begin on July 1.

Moore, currently the APTA’s vice president of public affairs, has held many positions in his 17 years with the organization. These include leading its federal and state affairs advocacy departments, serving as the association’s lead lobbyist on Capitol Hill, and overseeing APTA’s practice and research departments.

“During this time of transition for APTA, Justin has very capably served as acting CEO,” says APTA President Sharon L. Dunn, PT, PhD, OCS, in a media release. “After a thoughtful and deliberative process, with thorough consideration of many approaches to identifying the right person for the job, the Board of Directors chose Justin as the new chief executive officer of APTA.”

Moore received his doctor of physical therapy degree from Simmons College in Boston in 2005, his master of physical therapy degree from University of Iowa in 1996, and his bachelor of science degree in dietetics from Iowa State University in 1993, per the release.

Among the APTA honors presented to him are the R. Charles Harker Policymaker Award from APTA’s Health Policy and Administration Section and the Distinguished Service Award from APTA’s Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy.

In addition, honors bestowed upon him by his alma mater include the Helen LaBaron Hilton Award in 2014 from Iowa State University’s College of Human Sciences and the Alumni Impact Award in 2011 from the university’s Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. He was also the Family and Consumer Sciences’ Young Alumnus of the Year in 2003.

He also recently completed a 3-year term on Iowa State University’s College of Human Sciences Board of Advisors. As well, he was part of the inaugural Leadership Alexandria class in 2004 and served on the Northern Virginia Health Policy Forum Board of Directors, according to the release.

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[Source: APTA]