Bill McBride, 47, earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from East Carolina University in 1986, and, shortly after graduating, became the general manager of the V.I.P. Fitness Center in Fayetteville. He subsequently worked for several independent clubs before being named sales director of the Sport & Health Clubs, the McLean, Virginia–based chain, in 1993, eventually becoming senior vice president. In 2003, he moved to Club One, Inc., based in San Francisco, where he served in several capacities before becoming president and chief operating officer in January 2011. Today, the company owns and operates 14 Club One sites, and manages two hospital, 53 corporate, and 10 community fitness centers, as well as seven commercial clubs. McBride has served as the vice chair of IHRSA’s board of directors, and on its finance and public policy committees, and is now board chairperson.