GAMMAF Elects New President, Vice President
The newest global body for overseeing MMA national associations and federations, the Global Authority for Mixed Martial Arts Federations (GAMMAF) held its first general body elections yesterday in St. Louis, Missouri. During the meeting, the new President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer were elected.
Justin Fowler was elected as President, Dan Isaac as Vice President, Philip Speicher as Secretary and John Lake as Treasurer.
The formation of GAMMAF was announced late last year, while the foundations were laid earlier this year. With IMMAF-WMMAA’s application for observer status rejected by GAISF, there is now a more ambitious attempt by GAMMAF, to bring better oversight to the sport of mixed martial arts.
Speaking at the board meeting on being elected as the first ever GAMMAF President, Justin Fowler said, “I look forward to bringing a unified and global approach to Mixed Martial Arts by presenting updated and fair rules and officiating, that would level the arena for athletes, bring clarity to viewers new to the sport, thus making an amazing event for the spectators and fans. I look forward to this opportunity to work with Dan (Daniel Isaac) and this incredibly talented board he has assembled to bring unity and organization to this Industry.”
Justin Fowler is a Principal with CLA Wealth Advisors, and has achieved a CFP (r) designation. In this role, Justin assists privately held business owners and individuals achieve financial independence. Although this is his first venture into working with a world MMA organization Justin is now a newcomer to combat sports, he serves as Governor of the Missouri Athletic Club, where he held the title of 1st Vice President from 2011-2012.
Justin was instrumental in bringing the annual Boxing Championships back to the MAC following a several year hiatus. Apart from the elections, other business discussions included the overwhelming response of new national federations applying to join GAMMAF, the plans to hold training programs led by UFC champions & leading MMA referees and the year end GAMMAF awards night.