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William J. Christy, President and CEO, founded Challenge North America, an endurance sports entertainment business officially in January 2020 however acted as a promoter of the events dating back to December 2018. Previously, in 2014, he founded Cognitive Kinetics, Inc. an orthopaedic device company and leads the business as CEO today.

Mr. Christy has been involved with several medical device companies as founder, CEO and Executive Director.  As an executive with Philos Ventures, Bill was CEO of Spine Matrix, a device company during 2009 through 2013 for the purposes of restructuring the company and initiating a clinical trial. Mr. Christy led AOI Medical from inception in 2005 through 2009 in where he raised the capital requirements which, included listing the company on the London “AIM” Stock Exchange.

As President and CEO of Ortheon Medical LLC, he successfully led the company in its development and commercialization of a new technology for the repair of tendons in the body.  With ESD Medical LLC, Bill led the transaction to US Surgical Corporation, and Synergistic Medical Technologies Inc., transacted to Ethicon Endo-Surgery (a Johnson & Johnson company). He is a co-founder and former Regional Sales Director of Ethicon Endo-Surgery.

Mr. Christy received his B.S./B.A. from the University of Central Florida and has an MBA from Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business.

Gubernatorial Appointment – Term expires 01/06/2026