Ryan Howard was appointed as a member of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition on March 24, 2023, for a 2-year term.
Mr. Howard was born November 19, 1979, in St. Louis, Missouri. He’s a former Major League Baseball (MLB) player who spent most of his career as a first baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies. Howard made MLB history when he became the fastest player to reach 100 and 200 home runs. Known for his power and a 58-home run season, Howard is a member of the 50 home run club. To top off numerous baseball accolades, Howard helped bring the 2008 World Series Championship to Philadelphia.
Throughout his baseball career and currently, Howard dedicates his time off the field to numerous philanthropic endeavors. Since retiring from the MLB, Howard has become an entrepreneur. He spent time with ESPN as an analyst for Baseball Tonight and co-authored 6 children’s books published by Scholastic. Howard enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 kids. In the past few years, he’s found his way back to the field as a coach to his daughter’s softball team. In his spare time, Howard enjoys playing golf.