APTA Names Rob Batarla, CPA, Vice President, Finance/CFO

ALEXANDRIA, VA, September 3, 2008 – Rob Batarla, CPA, has been named Vice President Finance/Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), effective September 8, 2008.

In his new position, Batarla will be responsible for the Association's financial planning and reporting.

Prior to joining APTA, Batarla was CFO for the National Recreation and Park Association in Ashburn, VA, a position he held since 2005.

"Rob has the experience and passion for associations and finance to bring APTA closer to our Vision 2020," APTA Chief Executive Officer John D Barnes said. "With his association experience, Certified Public Accountant licensure, community involvement, and managerial expertise, we were confident he was the ideal addition to the APTA team."

Batarla is a graduate of the College of William and Mary, where he earned a degree in business in administration. He also holds a master of business administration, specific to non-profit and engineering management, from Old Dominion University.

Since 2006, Batarla has been an adjunct professor of accounting at American University. He resides in Falls Church, VA.

APTA (www.apta.org) is a national organization representing physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students nationwide. Its goal is to foster advancements in physical therapist education, practice, and research. Consumers can visit www.findapt.us to find a physical therapist in their area, as well as www.moveforwardpt.com for physical therapy news and information.