ACTE President-Elect

Carrie Giles
Chief administrator
Central Tech Prep Regional Center
Central Ohio Technical College

Region: I

Division: Administration; New and Related Services (NRS)

Occupation: Chief administrator

Employment history
Chief administrator, Central Tech Prep Regional Center, Central Ohio Technical College: 2011–present; director of admissions, Delta Career Education Corporation: 2006–2011; admissions assistant supervisor, Bradford School: 2004–06; news reporter, WNKO/WHTH Radio: 2004; news intern, WSYX/Fox 28 News: 2003

B.A., Ashland University

National ACTE involvement
Board of directors: 2020–present; executive committee: 2021–22; National Leadership Fellowship Program fellow: 2017; Postsecondary Leadership Success Program (sponsored by ECMC Foundation) fellow: 2019; VISION presenter: 2017, 2019; VISION attendee: 2012–2022 National Policy Seminar attendee: 2017–2022; Techniques writer: 2019; fellowship program mentor; board of directors mentor

Regional ACTE involvement
Conference planning committee chair: 2019; conference planning committee member: 2018–present; conference attendee: 2016–2022; conference chair mentor; policy committee member: 2018–2022; policy committee chair: 2018; regional fellows’ mentor; regional awards committee judge; award winner, Best in Region I: 2018

Divisional ACTE involvement
Hosted a webinar for the Postsecondary, Adult and Career Education Division

State ACTE involvement
Attends Ohio ACTE events each year to represent Region I; events include a legislative seminar, a leadership and empowerment meeting, and the Ohio ACTE Summer Leadership Conference.

Other CTE involvement
President-elect for Ohio Career Technical Administrators Association (OCTA): 2022–present; OCTA executive board member: 2021–23; OCTA board member: 2014–present; National Career Pathways Network (NCPN) Leadership Development Academy planning committee: 2017; Ohio School Improvement Institute conference planning committee: 2020–22; Byrl R. Shoemaker CTE Institute graduate; NCPN Leadership Development Academy graduate; National Association for Career and Technical Education Information conference attendee; Ohio Association for Career and Technical Superintendents conference presenter Meetings/Conferences

Platform statement
I have been involved in ACTE for the past 11 years and am completing my term serving on the board as ACTE Region I vice president. I am excited for the opportunity to continue to serve on the board as president-elect. Through my involvement with the ACTE fellowship program, the Postsecondary Leadership Success Program, ACTE’s board of directors, and region policy and conference planning committees, I have learned a lot about the needs of ACTE’s members from various backgrounds. I am committed to listening to members and acting as their voice on the board. I’m excited to help grow and develop new members and leaders through ACTE and see them step into leadership roles in their regions and divisions.

My 18 years of experience working in secondary and postsecondary career and technical education, as well as with business and industry, has given me a unique perspective in facing challenges across our regions, states, and the country. I’m excited to bring this experience to the position of president-elect and continue to serve ACTE’s members.

One of my most rewarding experiences as an ACTE member, has been serving as a mentor to ACTE fellows and incoming board members. Growing new leaders at the regional and nationwide levels within the organization makes me recharged and excited as they explore leadership opportunities and roles.

ACTE is truly a nationwide network and family of leaders, and I’m excited for the opportunity to continue to serve and represent so many CTE leaders across so many states. I will listen, lead, be your voice, and grow with you as your ACTE president-elect.