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August 17, 2011

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    2011 ALATA Executive Council Non-Officer Position Runoff Ends Aug. 19        
2011 ALATA Executive Council Non-Officer Position Runoff Ends Aug. 19

Chris King, ATC
Candidate for Non-Officer Position #1

I am starting my 20th year as a licensed teacher and certified athletic trainer in the state of Alabama.  I am originally from Oneonta, Alabama.  I am a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi holding a degree in Secondary Education/Athletic Training.  I presently have been employed at Mortimer Jordan High School for the past 11 years.  I am very proud of the fact that our program has produced many medical professionals over the years, including 6 ATCs.  Being on the high school level and with my years of experience I hope to give a perspective that may bring a different dynamic to the ALATA Executive Council.  I look forward to the opportunity to serve at the state level.  I am very eager to make a positive impact from this position.  Some of my accomplishments have been 2000 Jefferson County Teacher of the Year, 2000 ALATA High School Athletic Trainer of the Year, 2011 SEATA High School Athletic Trainer of the Year.  I am most proud of my former students that have become certified athletic trainers and other medical professionals.  I have volunteered to be the Medical Staff Coordinator for the Alabama State Games for the past 7 years which gives me the opportunity to organize many athletic trainers to provide a service to the youth of the State of Alabama.

I am very proud to have my family to support me.  I am married to Amy (also a teacher) and my sons Tyler (freshman at Southern Miss this fall) and Andrew (9th grade).  I would be honored to serve the Athletic Trainers of the State of Alabama.

Michael Stevenson, ATC
Candidate for Non-Officer Position #1

Michael StevensonMichael Stevenson is currently an ATC at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, AL, serving Butler High School through their Sports Center outreach program.  Michael has been working with Butler High School since April 2008.  Michael received his B.S. in Physical Education with an Emphasis in Athletic Training from Cumberland University (Lebanon, TN) in December 2003.  Michael was employed with Huntsville Hospital’s Sports Center in February 2004, serving as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Tennessee Valley Vipers of the arenafootball2 league.  Michael accepted the position of Assistant Athletic Trainer at Alabama A&M University in October 2004, with his coverage including men’s basketball and women’s volleyball.  Michael then accepted the Head Athletic Trainer position at Alabama A&M University in June 2005.  He returned to Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN, to serve as the Assistant Athletic Trainer, covering football and men’s basketball, beginning in July 2006. Upon completion of his M.A. in Education in April 2008,  Michael returned to Huntsville Hospital where he currently works as an ATC.  In addition to being a speaker at the ALATA Symposium in 2009 and 2010,  Michael received the ALATA Secondary School Athletic Trainer of the Year Award in May 2010.

Michael is married to the former Amanda Reece, and they reside in Meridianville, AL, and are expecting their first child in August 2010.

Voting Information and Ballot

Leah Taylor, Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers Executive Secretary, will be presiding over these elections.  Please go to to vote online OR print this ballot and mail so that it is received by August 19, 2011 to:

Ms. Leah Taylor, Executive Secretary
Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers
PO Box 243011
Montgomery, Alabama  36124

Only certified/licensed athletic trainer or licensed athletic trainer members of ALATA are eligible to vote.  Voting begins August 5, 2011 and closes August 19, 2011 at 11 PM CDT; if mailed, the ballot must be received by August 19 2011.