Posted on: October 6, 2014
Press Release

(McLean, VA, October 6th, 2014)—Advancing the global workforce is the mission of the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), a worldwide leader in providing a standard framework for quality learning and development through accreditation.

At its annual fall meeting in Irvine, California, IACET welcomed several recently elected members to its 2014-15 board of directors, which is comprised of leaders from a vast array of industries in the training and education field. 

"With so much demand for training in the manufacturing, construction and engineering fields, we are delighted to have our newest board members come from these industries to share their insights and expertise.” said Sara Meier, executive director of IACET.

Sandra L. Williams, Assistant Professor and Human Resource Development Program Coordinator at Northeastern Illinois University (Chicago, IL) is the new 2014-2015 IACET board president.

“It is an honor for me to welcome and serve alongside our new officers and directors. My congratulations go to Lori Schnaider (president-elect), Peter Finn, (treasurer), Clyde Seepersad (secretary), Carrie Schiers (director) and J. Kevin Perry (director)," said Williams. "These professionals are thought-leaders and practitioners in the continuing education and training space. Together, we are committed to seeing that IACET plays a prominent role in building a smarter, better prepared workforce."

IACET's newly elected directors took office on September 19th, 2014.

IACET’s 2014-2015 officers are:

Sandra L. Williams, President
Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

Lori Schnaider, President-electRBF Consulting, 
A Michael Baker Company, Irvine, CA

Peter Finn, Treasurer
Society of Women Engineers, Chicago, IL

Clyde Seepersad, Secretary
Linux Foundation, San Francisco, CA

Kris Newbauer, Immediate Past -President
Rotary International, Evanston, IL

IACET’s 2014-15 directors are: 

Maria Taylor
Childcare Education Institute, Duluth, GA

Nancy Riebling
North Shore-LIJ Health System, Lake Success, NY

John Marinaro
NASA Safety Center, Brook Park, OH

AnnMarie Jordan
Childcare Resources, Birmingham, AL

Tommy White
Institute for Public-Private Partnerships (IP3), Arlington, VA

Andrew Kauser
TPC Training Systems, a division of Telemedia, Inc., Buffalo Grove, IL

Barbara Riley
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Carrie Schiers
Parsons, Pasadena, CA

J. Kevin Perry
SAE International, Warrendale, PA

Commission Chair
Amy Hyams
World Instructor Training School (W.I.T.S.), Las Vegas, NV

Council Chair 
Reg Bonfoco
TD Bank Financial Group, Toronto, ON

About IACET: The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) is a non-profit association dedicated to quality continuing education and training programs. IACET accredits education providers that meet strict continuing education guidelines originally created in 1968 and recently updated by the IACET Council for Standards Development (ICSD). IACET accreditation is the standard learners seek for quality when they choose a provider. IACET's Standard is the core of thousands of educational programs worldwide. For more information, please visit or call 703-506-3275.


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