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ACTE strives to make your membership experience positive. Please feel free to share your experience by communicating directly with the Association or any individual staff member with the e-mail addresses below or by calling 800-826-9972.

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P.O. Box 758621
Baltimore, MD 21275-8621

ACTE Staff

ACTE’s staff is dedicated to providing high quality and useful products, publications, information and service. Please contact any staff member with any questions or comments you may have at 800-826-9972


Board of Directors/Divisions/Regions/State Associations/Committees/
Leadership Activities/Election
LeAnn Wilson headshot 2016 LeAnn Wilson
Executive Director
ext. 347
Lauren Lessels Lauren Lessels
Governance Administrator
ext. 315
 Kate Dowdy 2016  
Kate Dowdy
Director of Leadership and Awards
ext. 305
  Michael Connet 2016  
Michael Connet
Senior Director, Outreach and Partner Development
ext. 341
 Mike Woods headshot 2  
Mike Woods
State Association Liaison -
Region I
ext. 327


Public Policy

Perkins Act/Federal and State Education Policy and Funding/Legislative
Advocacy/Congressional Action/Media/Public Relations
Steve DeWitt 2016
 Steve DeWitt
Deputy Executive Director
ext. 311
Alisha Hyslop Alisha Hyslop
Director, Public Policy
ext. 331
 Mitch Coppes Headshot
 Mitchell Coppes
Legislative and Regulatory
Affairs Manager
ext. 316
Catherine Imperatore Catherine Imperatore
Research Manager
ext. 324
Jarrod Nagurka HS
 Jarrod Nagurka
Advocacy and Public
Affairs Manager
ext. 312
Kevin Oshinksie 2016
 Kevin Oshinskie
Project Associate
ext. 337

Programs and Communications

Techniques Magazine/E-mail Newsletters/CareerTech VISION/CareerTech Expo/
National Policy Seminar/Professional Development/CTE Month/Web Site/
Online Programs/Career Tech Update Newsletter/Membership, Store and Events
Promotion/Online Seminars
Jennifer Hirt 9 16
Jennifer Hirt
Senior Director, Programs and Communications
ext. 343
Jaime Alston HS 2016  
Jaime M. Alston
Director of Meetings & Events
ext. 338
 Brandi Handres 2016  
Brandi Handres
Web & Online Media Manager
ext. 349
   Becca Cox Headshot  Rebecca Cox
Digital Media Coordinator
ext. 333
Ashley Weaver Headshot  
Ashley Weaver
Graphic Designer
ext. 346
   Jim Waterhouse 2016  
Jim Waterhouse
Sales and Exhibits Manager
ext. 332

 Julia O'Brien 2016  
Julia O'Brien
Marketing and Membership Manager
ext. 377


Finance and Operations

Member Categories/Membership Benefits/Printing and Mailing/Fulfillment/Membership Term/Dues/Product Order Status
Cora Arita Cora Arita
Senior Director, Finance and Operations
ext. 328
Julia Bankerd Julia Bankerd
Database/IT Manager
ext. 351
 Josh Dawson  
Josh Dawson
Member Services Associates
ext. 310
 Tabetha Fletcher 2016  
Tabetha Fletcher
Registration/Membership Specialist
ext. 307
 Fayola Girard 2016  
Fayola Girard
Staff Accountant
ext. 326
David Larrick
David Larrick
Mail Room Manager
ext. 309
 Jessica Kaufman 2016  
Jessica Kaufman
Member Service/
State Association Coordinator
ext. 318
 Zack Martin 2016
 Zachary Martin
Print Shop Manager
ext. 308
Phyllis Perry Phyllis Perry
Fulfillment Specialist
ext. 317

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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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