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NAAE Board 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 NAAE Chief Executive Officer (ex-officio, non-voting). The six regional secretaries and the past president are important contributors to the NAAE leadership, but they are not members of the NAAE board of directors.

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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2020-21 NAAE Board of Directors, Regional Secretaries, and Past President

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

Sherisa Nailor
NAAE President
Sherisa Nailor
Pennsylvania
(717) 776-2459
Bio
Stan Scurlock
NAAE President-Elect
Stan Scurlock
Florida
(850) 209-8302
Bio

Region I

Eric Tilleman
Vice President
Eric Tilleman
Montana
(406) 799-3969
Bio
Kyle Stapleton
Secretary
Kyle Stapleton
Idaho
(208) 791-6764
Bio

Region II

Todd Thomas
Vice President
Todd Thomas
Colorado
(970) 522-8200
Bio
Cameron Dale
Secretary
Cameron Dale
Oklahoma
(918) 336-3311, ext. 1216
Bio

Region III

Shari Graffunder
Vice President
Shari Graffunder
Wisconsin
(608) 588-2554 ext. 2109
Bio
Paul Aarsvold
Secretary
Paul Aarsvold
Minnesota
(507) 951-5496
Bio

Region IV

Deanna Thies
Vice President
Deanna Thies
Missouri
(660) 882-5306
Bio
Jeff Voris
Secretary
Jeff Voris
Missouri
(417) 445-2351, ext. 230
Bio

Region V

Bill Newsom
Vice President
William A. (Bill) Newsom
Tennessee
(731) 225-7085
Bio
Nelson McCracken
Secretary
Nelson McCracken
Georgia
(423) 605-7469
Bio

Region VI

Robin McLean
Vice President
Dr. Robin McLean
New Jersey
(609) 970-1541
Bio
Aaron Geiman
Secretary
Aaron Geiman
Maryland
(443) 340-2322
Bio
Alissa Smith
Chief Executive Officer
Alissa Smith
(859) 967-2894
Bio
Parker Bane
Past President
Parker Bane
Illinois
(815) 844-6113
Bio

NAAE Staff and Contractors

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
Olivia Thomas
NAAE Communications and Marketing Program Specialist
Olivia Thomas
(859) 967-2896
Bio
Sarah Warren
NAAE Meetings and Operations Program Coordinator
Sarah Warren
(859) 967-2898
Bio
Ashley Hood
NAAE Member Services and Accounts Program Coordinator
Ashley Hood
(859) 967-2892
Bio
Ellen Thompson
National Teach Ag Campaign Director
Ellen Thompson Poeschl
(605) 350-3842
Bio
Andrea Fristoe
NAAE Professional Development and Teacher Recruitment and Retention Program Manager
Andrea Fristoe
(859) 967-2895
Bio
Alan Green
NAAE Communications and Marketing Program Manager
Alan Green
(989) 598-2944
Bio
Nancy Trivette
CASE Director
Nancy Trivette
(609) 313-3900
Bio
Carl Aakre
CASE Assistant Director
(218) 234-0291
Carl Aakre
Bio

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

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