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ACTE Announces 2014 Board Election Results


January 16, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, VA—The Association for Career and Technical Education announced today the election results for new members of the organization's Board of Directors, who will take office on July 1, 2014, and July 1, 2015. The new Board members were elected by members of the Association during its annual election from Dec. 6, 2013-Jan. 4, 2014.

The results of the election include the following:

  • Region I Vice President—Dave Keaton from Houlton, Maine. He is the CTE director/superintendent at Region Two School of Applied Technology.
  • Marketing Education Division Vice President—Tammie Brewer from Brandon, Mississippi. She is the Mississippi DECA state adviser at the Mississippi Department of Education.
  • Guidance and Career Development Division Vice President-Elect—Jan Bennett Bell from Gore, Oklahoma. She is the career adviser/middle school specialist at Tulsa Technology Center.
  • Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education Division Vice President-Elect—John Noel from Lawton, Oklahoma. He is the director of adult career development at Great Plains Technology Center.

No President-Elect election was held this year; the position was appointed by the Board of Directors per the ACTE Bylaws. The ACTE President-Elect is Doug Meyer from Yelm, Washington. He is an instructor at Yelm High School. Doug will join the Board in his new position in July 2014.

Also joining the above individuals on the Board in July 2014 are the following: Sarah Heath, President; Sherry Siler, Region IV Vice President; Paul Asunda, Engineering and Technology Education Division Vice President; and Alex Gromada, Trade and Industrial Education Division Vice President. As Region IV vice president, Siler will represent Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

The elected members of each Region and Division will serve a three-year term. For more information on the winners, including biographies and photos, please contact Lauren Lessels. For more information about ACTE's Board of Directors, please visit www.acteonline.org.

About ACTE
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) 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.


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