Chad Rummel, M.Ed., CAE
The Council for Exceptional Children announced the appointment of Chad Rummel, M.Ed., CAE, as executive director, effective Jan. 1, 2020.
Chad comes to CEC from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), where he had been executive director since 2013. Prior to that, Chad served as a Management, Communications, and Meetings Consultant at the American Psychological Association; held positions at the National Scholastic Press Association and Herff Jones Yearbooks; and co-taught with special educators in Journalism, Business, and Computer electives at public high schools.
While at SPSP, Chad led the process of moving the organization’s management from a volunteer-run, outsourced enterprise to one that is aligned, forward-thinking, strategically focused, and efficiently managed. As part of these efforts, he led the redevelopment of SPSP’s digital communication efforts, increased membership by nearly 50 percent, and implemented a new strategic mission, vision, and brand.
Chad received his Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in Business and Journalism from Emporia State University and his Master of Education degree in Education Leadership from George Mason University.