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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 02, 2012

Dr. Michael Simone Elected Chairman of the American Chiropractic Association

Arlington, Va.—The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) today announced that Michael Simone, DC, CCSP, FICC, of Dacono, Colo. was elected Chairman of the Board of Governors (BOG). ACA is the world’s largest professional association representing doctors of chiropractic.

In addition to his role as chairman of the BOG, Dr. Simone is chairman of the association’s Finance Committee and Investment Committee, and he represents a nine-state region on the board.

Dr. Simone is a also member of ACA’s Sports Council after completing a one-year post-graduate certification program in Sports Medicine and passing a rigorous national board examination. He is designated as a “Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician” by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as ACA chairman,” said Dr. Simone. “Our nation’s health care system is changing, so it’s more important than ever to fight for patients’ ability to choose the health care provider that is right for them—including doctors of chiropractic, who offer a cost-effective, drug-free approach to good health.”

In 2007, Dr. Simone was inducted into the International College of Chiropractors as a “Fellow”—one of the most honored awards in the chiropractic profession. In his home state, he is a former Executive Board member of the Colorado Chiropractic Association, and he currently volunteers teaching anatomy at Fort Lupton School Districts' Core Knowledge K-8 Quest Academy located in Dacono.

Dr. Simone has also worked on behalf of his community as the Mayor of Firestone, Colo., and as a member of the Parks and Trails Committee and Planning Commission. He currently serves on the Ft. Lupton, Colo. Planning Commission.

Dr. Simone received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree, magna cum laude, from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1986. He has been in private practice in Colorado since 1999.

“I am grateful to have this opportunity to work with Dr. Simone as part of ACA’s Executive Committee,” said ACA President Dr. Keith Overland. “He brings a wealth of clinical and legislative experience to the table, and I know that he will be a tremendous asset to our efforts to improve patient access to chiropractic care.”

Photos of Dr. Simone are available upon request.

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA), based in Arlington, Va., is the largest professional association in the United States representing doctors of chiropractic. ACA promotes the highest standards of patient care and ethics, and supports research that contributes to the health and well-being of millions of chiropractic patients. Visit www.acatoday.org.