Shellie Pfohl


Shellie was appointed by President Barack Obama in February 2010 as executive director of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. PCFSN educates, engages and empowers all Americans to lead a healthy, active lifestyle. The council is comprised of up to 25 volunteers who advise the President through the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Shellie is responsible for developing PCFSN’s vision and strategy and directing daily operations. She also leads the council’s efforts to support First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative to end childhood obesity within a generation. Prior to joining the council, Shellie co-founded and served as executive director of Be Active North Carolina, a non-profit organization aimed at increasing physical activity among North Carolinians. She was also founding director of Be Active America and served as executive director of the North Carolina Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Health. Shellie earned her bachelor’s degree in community health education from the University of Northern Iowa and a master’s degree in exercise physiology/ fitness leadership from Northern Illinois University. She also earned a certification in non-profit management from Duke University and is a graduate of Leadership North Carolina Class XIII.