New Leaders in Continuing Education and Training Elected

Maria C. Taylor, CEO and President of Childcare Education Institute, Elected to IACET Board of Directors

The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) recently elected new members to the 2012-13 Board of Directors, who represent organizations that make a commitment to excellence in lifelong learning. Each board member is an expert in continuing education and training, a function deemed increasingly critical during challenging economic times and technology’s impact on our workplace.

Maria C. Taylor, who serves as CEO and President for Childcare Education Institute (CCEI), was elected to the Board of Directors for IACET. Taylor stated, “Since CCEI’s inception, our goal has been to raise the quality level of training for early care providers. I hope my experiences and input will benefit the organization.” Taylor added, “I look forward to working with the Board in 2013.”

“I believe Maria is a strong leader and advocate for high quality training programs, and I look forward to working in partnership with this new board to advance the awareness of the importance of continuing education and training,” stated Sara Meier, M.Ed., executive director of IACET.

New Board Executive Committee Members:

Michael Todd Shinholster (President)
Culture Bridge (Woodstock, GA)

Kristopher Newbauer (President-elect)
Rotary International (Evanston, IL)

Lori Schnaider (Treasurer)
RBF Consulting (Alton Parkway, CA)

Fran Johnson (Immediate Past – President)
Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division (Memphis, TN)

The 2012-13 Board Members:

John Bramblett
Tec-Masters, Inc. (Huntsville, AL)

Tom Creely
EthixFirma, LLC (Smyrna, GA)

Valerie Curry
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (Atlanta, GA)

Mary Ellen Hable
Consultant, Adult Education (Miramar Beach, FL)

Tara Lynn Orlowski
North Florida Community College (Madison, FL)

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

John Marinaro
NASA Safety Center (Brook Park, OH)

Maria Taylor
Childcare Education Institute (Duluth, GA)

Sandra Williams
University of Illinois (Champaign, IL)

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 certifies education providers that meet strict continuing education guidelines originally created in 1968 and recently updated by the IACET Council for Standards Development (ICSD). IACET certification is the standard learners seek for quality when they choose a provider. IACET’s Criteria and Guidelines (now, “ANSI/IACET Standards”) are the core of thousands of educational programs worldwide. For more information, please visit or call 703.506.3295. For IACET Media Relations, please contact Sara Meier at 703.506.3275.