Posted on: May 11, 2021

The International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training
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Sterling, VA 20166

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Dee Wells, Manager of Marketing and Communications
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Sterling, VA May 11, 2021 – IACET announced the election of the Chair of Board of Directors 2021-2023, Mr. Kristopher Newbauer.  Newbauer, a prestigious global leader, who will serve alongside a dedicated group of Industry professionals.

“It has been my privilege to volunteer with Kris Newbauer and witness his tireless work ethic, bold vision and selfless dedication to IACET.”, says IACET’s current board chair, Andrew Kauser.  “I am very pleased that Kris is elected to serve as IACET Chair starting in October. I look forward to working closely with Kris throughout the rest of my term to ensure a seamless transition.”

Casandra Blassingame, CEO of IACET said, “We are excited about the next two years with Kris at the helm of leadership of our governing body. He has extensive experience in the non-profit sector and a history of providing the right kind of leadership for IACET. As Chief Human Resources Officer for Rotary International, Kris has his finger on the pulse where the global community is concerned. On behalf of all IACET Staff, Commission, Council, and Committee members, we welcome and look forward to working with Kris during his term.”

“With over a decade of faithful service to IACET, I couldn’t be more honored that the Board has elected me to serve as the organization’s next Chair. We’ve made some great progress over the past several years, and I have no doubt that with the commitment of the Board, with Casandra’s leadership, and with our outstanding staff at IACET, we are well-positioned to further advance the global workforce,” said Newbauer. “After having a year of global pandemic experience under our belts, it’s clear to me that we have mastered the art of survival. It’s now time for us to embark on a period of growth—thriving—so that we can accomplish our strategic goals and objectives over the next several years. I look forward to working with the staff and all of IACET’s volunteer leaders to bring our vision to life and to bolster IACET’s impact on the global workforce.”

IACET’s mission is to improve the quality of continuing education and training worldwide through accreditation with a vision to advance the global workforce. The organization’s history includes development of the original Continuing Education Unit (CEU) and creation and maintenance of the ANSI/IACET Standard for Continuing Education and Training.

 About IACET: The International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) is an accrediting body and standards developing organization dedicated to quality continuing education and training programs. IACET is the only standard-setting organization approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for continuing education and training. The ANSI/IACET 2018-1 Standard for Continuing Education and Training is the core of thousands of educational programs worldwide. For more information, please visit or call 703-763-0705.

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