Health Fitness Completes Board Restructuring, Elects Four Distinguished New Directors

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Health Fitness Corporation

    MINNEAPOLIS, April 3 /PRNewswire/ --
     Health Fitness Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board:   HFIT) today announced the
 completion of the previously announced restructuring of its board of directors
 with the election of four leading Twin Cities business executives to its
 board.
     The four new directors are Dr K. James Ehlen, Chief of Clinical
 Leadership-Humana Inc, John C. Penn, CEO of the Satellite Companies Linda Hall
 Whitman, former President of Ceridian Performance Partners and Rodney A.
 Young, Chairman, CEO and President of LecTec Corporation.  The four will join
 recently elected directors Jerry Noyce, Health Fitness CEO and President, Mark
 W. Sheffert Chairman and CEO of Manchester Companies, Inc. and James A.
 Bernards, President of Brightstone Capital, who serves as Chairman of the
 Health Fitness Board.
     "The addition of these four distinguished and successful business leaders
 to our board is a solid affirmation of the strong turnaround made by our
 company over the past year," said Health Fitness CEO and President Jerry
 Noyce.  "With the wise counsel and expertise they bring to our board, Health
 Fitness is in a much better position to sustain its progress and realize its
 growth potential."
     Before assuming his current leadership with Humana, Ehlen was president of
 Allina Health System, a $2.5 billion integrated health care organization
 serving four states.  Earlier, he was CEO of Medica, the largest health
 maintenance organization in Minnesota.
     Penn was an outside board member of the Satellite Companies for 19 years
 before becoming CEO of the three-company group in 1998.  He has also served as
 CEO of Centers for Diagnostic Imaging and Arctic Enterprises.
     From 1996 to 2000, Whitman was President of Ceridian Performance Partners,
 a $105 million information services company.  Earlier, she was Vice President
 of the Consumer Business Group for Honeywell Inc.  She currently serves on
 several boards, including the Ninth District Federal Reserve Bank Board.
     Before joining LecTec in mid-1996, Young was Vice President and General
 Manger of the Specialized Distribution Division of Baxter International.  He
 also held a number of management positions with 3M Company's Medical Products
 Division.
     Health Fitness Corporation is one of the nation's leading providers of
 corporate health, fitness, recreation and occupational health services and
 medically based community wellness programs.  The company has been serving
 customers since 1975 and has more than 150 customer sites across the United
 States.
 
 

SOURCE Health Fitness Corporation
    MINNEAPOLIS, April 3 /PRNewswire/ --
     Health Fitness Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board:   HFIT) today announced the
 completion of the previously announced restructuring of its board of directors
 with the election of four leading Twin Cities business executives to its
 board.
     The four new directors are Dr K. James Ehlen, Chief of Clinical
 Leadership-Humana Inc, John C. Penn, CEO of the Satellite Companies Linda Hall
 Whitman, former President of Ceridian Performance Partners and Rodney A.
 Young, Chairman, CEO and President of LecTec Corporation.  The four will join
 recently elected directors Jerry Noyce, Health Fitness CEO and President, Mark
 W. Sheffert Chairman and CEO of Manchester Companies, Inc. and James A.
 Bernards, President of Brightstone Capital, who serves as Chairman of the
 Health Fitness Board.
     "The addition of these four distinguished and successful business leaders
 to our board is a solid affirmation of the strong turnaround made by our
 company over the past year," said Health Fitness CEO and President Jerry
 Noyce.  "With the wise counsel and expertise they bring to our board, Health
 Fitness is in a much better position to sustain its progress and realize its
 growth potential."
     Before assuming his current leadership with Humana, Ehlen was president of
 Allina Health System, a $2.5 billion integrated health care organization
 serving four states.  Earlier, he was CEO of Medica, the largest health
 maintenance organization in Minnesota.
     Penn was an outside board member of the Satellite Companies for 19 years
 before becoming CEO of the three-company group in 1998.  He has also served as
 CEO of Centers for Diagnostic Imaging and Arctic Enterprises.
     From 1996 to 2000, Whitman was President of Ceridian Performance Partners,
 a $105 million information services company.  Earlier, she was Vice President
 of the Consumer Business Group for Honeywell Inc.  She currently serves on
 several boards, including the Ninth District Federal Reserve Bank Board.
     Before joining LecTec in mid-1996, Young was Vice President and General
 Manger of the Specialized Distribution Division of Baxter International.  He
 also held a number of management positions with 3M Company's Medical Products
 Division.
     Health Fitness Corporation is one of the nation's leading providers of
 corporate health, fitness, recreation and occupational health services and
 medically based community wellness programs.  The company has been serving
 customers since 1975 and has more than 150 customer sites across the United
 States.
 
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