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NAAE Board of Directors, Regional Secretaries, and Staff

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, and the immediate NAAE Past President and the NAAE Chief Executive Officer, both of whom are ex-officio, non-voting members.

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

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

2021-22 NAAE Board of Directors

Stanley Scurlock
NAAE President
Stanley Scurlock
Florida
(850) 482-9821
Bio
Deanna Thies
NAAE President-Elect
Deanna Thies
Missouri
(660) 882-5306
Bio
Eric Tilleman
Region I Vice President
Eric Tilleman
Montana
(406) 444-4451
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
(901) 840-9627
Bio
Robin McLean
Region VI Vice President
Dr. Robin McLean
New Jersey
(609) 298-3900
Bio
Sherisa Nailor
Past President
Sherisa Nailor
Pennsylvania
(717) 776-2000
Bio
Alissa Smith
Chief Executive Officer
Alissa Smith
(859) 967-2894
Bio

2021-22 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.

Kyle Stapleton
Region I Secretary
Kyle Stapleton
Idaho
(208) 937-2551
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) 349-4650
Bio
Nelson McCracken
Region V Secretary
Nelson McCracken
Georgia
(706) 695-1115
Bio
Aaron Geiman
Region VI Secretary
Aaron Geiman
Maryland
(410) 751-3630
Bio

NAAE Staff and Contractors

NAAE employs a small staff to carry out administrative and communications functions.

Alissa Smith
Chief Executive Officer
Alissa Smith
(859) 967-2894
Bio
Jay Jackman
Chief Financial Officer
Wm. Jay Jackman, Ph.D, CAE
(859) 967-2893
Bio
Ellen Thompson
Project Director
Ellen Thompson Poeschl
(605) 350-3842
Bio
Alan Green
NAAE Communications and Marketing Program Manager
Alan Green
(859) 967-2892
Bio
Ashley Hood
NAAE Membership Services and Accounts Program Coordinator
Ashley Hood
(859) 967-2892
Bio
Nancy Trivette
CASE Director
Nancy Trivette
(609) 313-3900
Bio
Carl Aakre
CASE Assistant Director
Carl Aakre
(218) 234-0291
Bio

Sara Cobb
CASE Education Services Director
Sara Cobb
(609) 774-4488
Bio

Jessie Lumpkins
CASE Marketing Manager
Jessie Lumpkins
(615) 305-1668
Bio

Brianne Jankowski
CASE Professional Development and Operations Coordinator
Brianne Jankowski
Bio

John Bergin
CASE Curriculum Coordinator
John Bergin
Bio

Tiffany Zweygardt
CASE Currciulum Coordinator
Tiffany Zweygardt
Bio