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The Association for Career and Technical Education® is the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers. It's our mission to provide educational leadership in developing a competitive workforce. Read more about our history and structure


ACTE Leadership

ACTE's leadership is a volunteer Board of Directors, elected by the members of the Association in an annual election. Board officers include the president, president-elect and past-president. Board Directors are one representative from each of ACTE's Divisions and Regions. The executive director is an ex-officio member of the Board. Standing committees are appointed by the Board.

Executive Committee

President-Elect President Past President
Gina Riggs Headshot 2016 Final Lorri Carlile headshot June 2016 Doug Meyer 2
Gina Riggs Lorri Carlile Doug Meyer 
Kiamichi Technology Center-Poteau
Poteau, OK
Morrison Public Schools
Morrison, OK
Yelm High School
Yelm, WA

Board of Directors

Administration Division
Vice President
  Agricultural Education Division
Vice President
Janet Goble Headshot Final   Nancy Trivette Headshot
Janet Goble     Nancy Trivette
Institution/Organization Canyons School District
Sandy, UT
  New Jersey Department of Agriculture
Trenton, NJ 
Business Education Division
Vice President
  Engineering & Technology Education Division Vice President
Kelli Diemer 10 5 16   Paul Asunda 
Kelli Diemer    Paul Asunda
CTE Consultant
Des Moines, IA
  Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 
Family & Consumer Sciences Education Division Vice President   Guidance & Career Development Division
Vice President
Rachel Gonzalez   Jan Bell Headshot
Rachel Gonzalez    Jan Bell
Lakeridge Junior High 
Orem, UT
  Tulsa Tech
Tulsa, OK
Health Science Education Division
Vice President
  Marketing Education Division
Vice President
Cindy McConnell 2016    Tammie Brewer 
 Cindy McConnell    Tammie Brewer 
Etowah High School
Attalla, AL
  Mississippi Department of Education
Jackson, MS 
New & Related Services Division
Vice President
  Postsecondary, Adult & Career Education Division Vice President
Anesa Hooper   John Noel Headshot
Anesa Hooper    John Noel 
Indian Capital Technology Center-Muskogee
Muskogee, OK
  Great Plains Technology Center
Lawton, OK
Trade & Industrial Education Division
Vice President
Alex Gromada headshot 2016     
 Alex Gromada    
Southern Illinois Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program
Belleville, IL 
Region I Vice President   Region II Vice President
Dave Keaton Photo   Brian Law headshot
Dave Keaton    Brian Law 
Region Two School of Applied Technology
Houlton, ME
   Valdosta High School
 VAldosta, GA
Region III Vice President 
  Region IV Vice President 
Region Representative 
Cindy Stover headshot   Sherry Siler 2016 headshot  
Cindy Stover    Sherry Siler
IL ACTE Consultant & Executive Director
Lincoln, IL
  Alma High School
Alma, AR 
Region V Vice President   Executive Director/Secretary & Treasurer
Dodie Bemis Headshot    LeAnn Wilson headshot 2016- full size
Dodie Bemis    LeAnn Wilson
South Dakota Association for Career & Technical Education (SDACTE)
Watertown, SD
  Association for Career and Technical Education

2015 ACTE Bylaws

2015 Annual Report

Conflict of Interest Policy

Code of Ethics

ACTE Strategic Direction and Vision Statement 

Board of Directors Position Statements

Putting Learner Success First: A Shared Vision for the Future of CTE

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ACTE is committed to enhancing the job performance and satisfaction of its members; to increasing public awareness and appreciation for career and technical programs; and to assuring growth in local, state and federal funding for these programs by communicating and working with legislators and government leaders.



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