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Nominating Committee


Are you interested in serving on the ACTE Nominating Committee? You can read more about the responsibilities of serving on this committee in the Nominating Committee Member Position Description. Contact the staff liaison for more information!

Nominating Committee Representatives

Date appointed: July 2017

CHAIR: Doug Meyer
BOARD LIAISON:  Lorri Carlile
STAFF LIAISON: Lauren Lessels
MEMBERS: One representative from each Region and Division


1.1 To nominate the best qualified member for each elective position of leadership of the Association.


2.1 This committee is appointed under procedures adopted pursuant with Article 8.4 of the Bylaws.


3.1 This committee is composed of one representative from each Division and Region and one chairperson.

3.2 The term of office is two years, and each term shall commence on July 1.

3.3 The committee chair is appointed by the president and approved by the Board of Directors and is the outgoing past president.

3.4 The Division and Region vice presidents appoint their committee representatives.

3.5 There are no special eligibility requirements to serve on this committee. It is recommended that members are familiar with ACTE's organizational structure.

3.6 No member of the committee shall be a candidate for election.


The committee is responsible for the implementation of the nomination and election process for the governance year. The committee is to abide by the bylaws and approved Policy and Procedures Manual in fulfilling its objectives.

The committee is to present at least two candidates for President-elect and ensure all Region and Division Vice President candidates meet the required criteria. The entire slate is to be presented to the Assembly of Delegates at ACTE's CareerTech VISION.


Position Name
Chair Doug Meyer
Region I Nicole Lord
Region II Beyonka Wider
Region III Brandon Russell
Region IV Tracy Beard
Region V Annika Russell
Administration Wendy Perry
Agricultural Education Dan Jansen
Business Education Tommy Hamilton
Family and Consumer Sciences Division Melinda Pals
Engineering and Technology Education Mario Minichino
Guidance and Career Development Debbie Waken
Health Science Education Lauren Wojcik
Marketing Education Lacee Manus
New and Related Services Richard Yocke
Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education Lynne Cagle-Cox
Trade and Industrial Education Mary Cook
Board Liaison Lorri Carlile
Staff Liaison Lauren Lessels


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