Steve Risinger received a bachelor’s degree at Anderson University and master’s degree from Ball State. Upon graduation from Anderson, Steve became the university’s Head Athletic Trainer. Steve has also worked with the Kansas City Chiefs, Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears, having been a part of the Bear’s Super Bowl XX championship team. He has served as Chair for several NATA national meetings and clinical symposiums. In 1979, Steve began his many years of involvement with the Board of Certification . On the state level, he served as IATA President from 1990 – 1992. Steve has served on several IATA committees including the Education and Awards Committees. He has co-chaired the Government Affairs Committee and was a principal driving force to achieve state licensure for athletic trainers. Steve has received many awards including the NATA Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award in 2000.