Association for Career and Technical Education Announces New Executive Director
Alexandria, VA—The Association for Career and Technical Education is pleased to announce that LeAnn Wilson has been named the executive director for the Association. Wilson will lead ACTE in striving for the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. She served as interim executive director for two months until her election to the executive director position by the ACTE Board of Directors.
Prior to serving as ACTE's interim and current executive director, Wilson has been with ACTE since 2005, serving as the chief financial and operations officer. In this role, she was responsible for all financial and operational aspects of ACTE. Throughout her time with the Association, LeAnn has been immersed in ACTE's core purpose and the CTE community ACTE represents.
Wilson has served in a variety of financial positions during her 26-year financial career, with the past 16 years in non-profit association environments. From 1996 to 2005, she advanced her career in finance, ultimately serving as the vice president of finance and administration for the Data Interchange Standards Association. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from the University of Maryland, College Park.
"We're so excited to have LeAnn on board as the executive director of the Association. Throughout the search process, LeAnn stood out as someone with integrity, with passion for CTE and the Association and a clear vision for leading the Association to continued success. Having worked with ACTE a number of years, her knowledge of the organization and staff will be a great asset. The Board of Directors has full confidence that LeAnn Wilson will provide exemplary leadership in this new role," commented Karen Mason, ACTE President.
"I'm so honored to be given this opportunity to serve ACTE as the executive director. I am committed to expanding the awareness of the importance and value of career and technical education to the nation. I look forward to working with the Board of Directors, staff and association members to ensure ACTE continues to be a valuable resource for CTE professionals across the country," added Wilson.
Wilson succeeds Janet Bray, who served the association as executive director for 11 years. Bray stepped down as leader of the Association in January.
To learn more about LeAnn Wilson or ACTE, please contact Ashley Parker, Media Relations Manager.
The Association for Career and Technical Education is the nation's largest not-for-profit education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. Founded in 1926, ACTE has more than 25,000 members; career and technical educators, administrators, researchers, guidance counselors and others involved in planning and conducting career and technical education programs at the secondary, postsecondary and adult levels. ACTE provides advocacy, public awareness and access to information on career and technical education, professional development and tools that enable members to be successful and effective leaders.