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Executive Office
Chad Rummel, M.Ed, CAE
Executive Director
(703) 264-9404
Laurie Vanderploeg

Laurie VanderPloeg
Associate Executive Director, Professional Affairs
(703) 264-9421

Craig Evans
Craig Evans, CMA
Chief Financial Officer
(703) 264-9416
Gennith Johnson
Gennith Johnson, CAE
Chief Engagement Officer
(703) 264-9433
Sharon Rodriguez
Sharon Rodriguez
Director, Governance and Executive Services
(703) 264-9415
Cookie Cottrell, CAE
Representative, Member Services
(703) 264-9453
Kevin Jacobs
Kevin Jacobs
Manager, Membership
(703) 264-9478
Brannan Meyers
Brannan Meyers, CAE
Director, Component Services (Divisions, Units, Chapters)
(703) 264-9413
Tory Steptoe
Tory Steptoe
Representative, Member Services
(703) 264-9459
Kate Webber
Kate Webber
Director, Membership
(703) 264-9466
Danielle Wieczorek
Danielle Wieczorek
Manager, Component Services (Divisions, Units, Chapters)
(703) 264-9424
Jake Minor
Jake Minor, MPA
Senior Manager, Operations and Resources
(703) 264-9444
Bryan Reynolds
Manager, Information Technology
(703) 264-9480
Caroline Schwartz

Caroline Schwartz
Coordinator, Operations and LCE Curriculum
(703) 264-9417

Professional Affairs
Amy Colpo
Amy Colpo
Director, Professional Solutions
(703) 264-9427
Brad Duncan
Director, Professional Standards
(703) 264-9406
Renee Glasby
Renee Glasby
Administrative Manager, Convention
(703) 264-9422
Brooke Massey
Brooke Massey
Senior Manager, Online Learning
(703) 264-9410
Nancy Fones
Nancy Fones
Manager, Life Centered Education Curriculum
(703) 264-9450
Aimee Roberge
Aimee Roberge
Coordinator, Professional Development and Resources
(703) 264-9403
Megan Shea
Manager, Professional Services
(703) 264-9447
Kuna Tavalin
Senior Advisor, Policy and Advocacy
(202) 669-2669
Melissa Trout
Melissa Trout
Senior Manager, Meetings
(703) 264-9430
Public Affairs
annie drinkard
Annie Drinkard
Director, Communications and Publications
(703) 264-9455
Lara Fahey

Lara Fahey
Specialist, Digital Content
(703) 264-9412

Max Hennessy
Max Hennessy
Coordinator, Strategic Partnerships
(703) 264-9435
Hannah Hickman Photo

Hannah Hickman
Manager, Communications and Marketing

Anna Perez
Anna Perez
Coordinator, Strategic Partnerships
(703) 264-9439
Mason Daniel Shelby
Mason Shelby
Manager, Digital Content
Sharyn Weiss
Sharyn Weiss 
Director, Strategic Partnerships
(703) 264-9405
Last Updated:  11 August, 2023

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