Alabama Athletic Trainers' Association ALATA eBlast News
August 26, 2010

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A letter from the Secretary

    2010 ALATA Executive Council Special Election for ALATA President
    Election Voting Deadline        

A letter from the Secretary

Dear ALATA Members,

I want to congratulate and welcome Karen Stanton as the newly elected ALATA Vice President and Jennifer Kramer as the newly elected ALATA Non-Officer Member.  They assume these offices immediately.  Also, I would like to remind you all that the Special Election for ALATA President ends this Saturday August 28.  Thank you ALATA members for your support and involvement!

Brittany Wilkes

2010 ALATA Executive Council Special Election for ALATA President

Candidate for ALATA President

Voting Information and Ballot

John Morr
Candidate for President

John MorrJohn Morr graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1986 and the University of Kentucky with a Masters degree in 1995 and has been Certified since July 1986.  He worked at Palatine High School in Palatine, Illinois from 1986-1988 and worked in a clinic until October 1989.  He helped establish an athletic training/sports medicine outreach program in a rural setting in Effingham, Illinois leaving that position in July 1992 to pursue his Masters degree.  He was hired by the University of Kentucky in 1994 until his hiring at The University of Alabama in October 1996.  He served as an adjunct faculty at Eastern Illinois University in 1990-92 and taught Introduction to Athletic Training at the University of Kentucky from 1993-96.  He has been a CAATE Approved Clinical instructor since 2006 and Adjunct Faculty member in Athletic Training since 1997 at The University of Alabama.

He has served on the Illinois High School Association Sports Medicine Advisory Committee from 1990-92 and also was a Trained Steroid Education Consultant through the Illinois State Board of Education in 1991.  He worked with District 4 as a meeting chairperson in 1991 and has been on the NATA Career center committee from 1999.  Most recently, he served on the ALATA executive council in a non-officer role.  Volunteering as an athletic trainer for the Prairie State Games from 1985-92 and also the Bluegrass State Games from 1992-96 and was awarded the SEATA Backbone Award in 2002.

His experiences in the various employment environments and state, district, and national committees have provided John the insight and understanding of the demands at each level of service required.  The involvement of all athletic trainers in Alabama is crucial to the growth of our profession and will serve you with the honor expected of this office.

He and his wife, Maggie, a family practice physician, have two boys, Will and Jake and reside in Tuscaloosa, AL.

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 is received by August 28, 2010 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 14, 2010 and closes August 28, 2010 at 10:59 PM CDT; if mailed, the ballot must be received by August 28, 2010.

Election Voting Deadline
  • August 28, 2010 Special Election for ALATA President ends at 10:59 P.M. CDT.