NAAE Board of Directors and Regional Secretaries

NAAE is governed by a board of directors elected by the NAAE membership represented by official voting delegates at the annual NAAE convention. The board of directors consists of a president, president- elect, a vice president for each of NAAE's six regions, the immediate NAAE Past President, and the NAAE Chief Executive Officer, who is an ex-officio, non-voting member.

Committee chairs and secretaries are also important leaders in NAAE. Committee leaders are elected by the members of each respective committee.

NAAE Committee Information

Information on Becoming a NAAE Leader

*Note that email addresses for everyone listed on this page are available to members-only by clicking here.

2022-23 NAAE Board of Directors

Deanna Thies
NAAE President
Deanna Thies
Missouri
(660) 882-5306
Bio
Eric Tilleman
NAAE President-Elect
Eric Tilleman
Montana
(406) 438-6636
Bio
Kyle Stapleton
Region I Vice President
Kyle Stapleton
Idaho
(208) 937-2551
Bio
Cameron Dale
Region II Vice President
Cameron Dale
Oklahoma
(918) 336-3311
Bio
Shari Graffunder
Region III Vice President
Shari Graffunder
Wisconsin
(608) 588-2554
Bio
Jeff Voris
Region IV Vice President
Jeff Voris
Missouri
(417) 445-2351
Bio
Bill Newsom
Region V Vice President
William A. (Bill) Newsom
Tennessee
(731) 225-7085
Bio
Aaron Geiman
Region VI Vice President
Aaron Geiman
Maryland
(410) 751-3630
Bio
Stan Scurlock
Past President
Stan Scurlock
Florida
(850) 209-8302
Bio
Alissa Smith
Chief Executive Officer
Alissa Smith
(859) 967-2894
Bio

2022-23 NAAE Regional Secretaries

Each NAAE region annually elects a regional secretary to assist the regional vice president. The six regional secretaries and important contributors to the NAAE leadership, but they are not members of the NAAE Board of Directors.

Sharon Metzger
Region I Secretary
Sharon Metzger
Arizona
(480) 224-2313
Bio
Lauren Emerson
Region II Secretary
Lauren Emerson
Louisiana
(337) 308-8441
Bio
Paul Aarsvold
Region III Secretary
Paul Aarsvold
Minnesota
(507) 534-3128
Bio
John Hammond
Region IV Secretary
John Hammond
Kentucky
(502) 321-0530
Bio
Nelson McCracken
Region V Secretary
Nelson McCracken
Georgia
(706) 695-1115
Bio
Darla Romberger
Region VI Secretary
Darla Romberger
Pennsylvania
(717) 506-3699
Bio