2019 ACTE Impact Award Winners

The 2019 Impact Award winners stand out for their dedication to furthering career and technical education (CTE). These groups and individuals exemplify the qualities of true leadership from the business, industry and education communities. We are proud to showcase their accomplishments and recognize them for their contributions to CTE.

Business-Education Partnership Award Winner


Ann Franz, Director of NEW Manufacturing Alliance, Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Business-Education Partnership Award celebrates the contributions and achievements of schools and businesses that aid in the development and maintenance of partnerships supporting high-quality CTE.

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Champion for CTE Award Winner

Marc Schulman, President of Eli’s Cheesecake Company, Chicago Illinois. The ACTE Champion for CTE award recognizes education leaders, business and industry executives, celebrities and thought leaders who support and champion career and technical education (CTE) programs as a vital part of developing a prepared, adaptable and competitive workforce.

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Do you know a business leader, organization or CTE champion who deserves recognition? Learn more about nominations for ACTE’s new Business-Education Partnership Award and the Champion for CTE Award.