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Leadership

“With an experienced leadership team and dedicated independent OPTAVIA Coaches, the company is well positioned to capitalize on numerous growth opportunities – reflecting the success of our approach to optimal health and wellbeing for our Clients.”

— Dan Chard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Jason L. Groves, Esq.

Jason Groves is Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary for Medifast. Since joining the company in 2009, Mr. Groves has held several executive management positions, most recently serving as Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary. In his current role, he acts as the company’s Corporate Secretary and leads the Office of the Chairman and the legal team, overseeing board management, government affairs, legal, regulatory, compliance and litigation. Mr. Groves previously served as a director of the company from 2009 to 2015, an independent director and member of the Audit Committee from 2009 to 2011 as well as the Executive Committee from 2011 to 2015. 

Prior to joining Medifast, Mr. Groves served as Assistant Vice President of Government Affairs for Verizon Maryland, where he was responsible for the company’s legislative policy and community affairs. Mr. Groves is an Army veteran and entered active duty as a Judge Advocate in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps. In this position, he also served as a prosecutor in the District Court of Maryland as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. Over the course of three years, he received two Army Achievement Medals and one Army Commendation Medal.