Brenda Becker was appointed to serve as member of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition. This Council focuses on educating Americans and leading outreach and awareness efforts to improve the health and fitness of the American people. Ms. Becker is Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs for Boston Scientific. She is responsible for managing the company’s global government affairs team, as well as corporate public policy. Brenda brings an outstanding track record of success to Boston Scientific with more than 30 years of governmental experience. Prior to this role, she served in the Bush Administration for 6 years. She held the position as Assistant to Vice President Cheney for Legislative Affairs. She was responsible for advising the Vice President of the United States and senior White House staff on legislative strategy in the House and Senate. Brenda served as the Vice President’s liaison on Capitol Hill with members of Congress and the leadership team. In addition, Brenda was Assistant Secretary for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs for the United States Department of Commerce, where she provided advice and counsel to the Secretary of Commerce and other senior Commerce officials on Congressional and Intergovernmental affairs issues. Prior to her role at the Commerce Department, Brenda was Vice President for Congressional Communications at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. She worked for Blue Cross and Blue Shield for almost 20 years. Brenda holds a B.A. in Political Science and Public Administration from Michigan State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Central Michigan University.