Chris Watts is a Pittsburgh native focused on innovating physical education & improving national youth fitness outcomes with the National Fitness Foundation.
Chris is an innovative leader who builds partnerships to solve problems. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the National Fitness Foundation, America’s health & fitness charity. In this role, Chris built the Foundation’s public-private model & strategic plan to drive outcomes that prepare children for a lifetime of health & fitness. Under Chris’s leadership the Foundation has distributed millions of dollars in grants to thousands of schools across the country, impacting millions of students.
Previously, Chris started 4POINT4, a sportswear company with the vision that all athletes play for a cause by donating a portion of proceeds to charity. 4POINT4 was inspired by Chris’s work in the Obama Administration, where he led partnerships for the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition in support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative. Chris has been recognized by Forbes as a 30 Under 30, the World Economic Forum as a Global Shaper, and his high school & college as a Distinguished Alumnus award winner. Proudly from Pittsburgh with an engineering degree from Carnegie Mellon University, Chris earned an MBA from George Washington University and is an Adjunct Professor for Applied Ethics in Sports at Georgetown University.