Gary Reinholtz has been a driving force in the Athletic Training profession locally and nationally since 1972. Reinholtz served most of his career as the Head Athletic Trainer and Athletic Training Curriculum Director at Gustavus Adolphus in St. Peter, MN. Reinholtz has been a member or chaired numerous Athletic Training committees, locally and nationally. Examples include: Newsletter Editor for the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association (GLATA), Vice -President of GLATA; Convention and Program Chair for the GLATA on two separate occasions, and the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Service Award Subcommittee. Gary has held almost every available elected office in the Minnesota Athletic Trainers' Association (MATA). He was one of the original members of the first Licensure Committee in 1979, which eventually became the Legislative Task Force. He helped draft the Minnesota Athletic Trainers' Act that was passed into law in 1993. In 1996, Reinholtz received the NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Service Award.