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New Leaders in Continuing Education & Training Elected, Anita Osborne elected to IACET Board of Directors

June 29, 2009

The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) recently elected new members to the 2009-10 Board of Directors who represent organizations which have made 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.

Ms. Osborne serves as the Director of Global Enterprise Services for Certiport in American Fork, UT. She was elected to the Board of Directors for IACET. Osborne stated, "Demands for training and education in today's global environment require blended delivery media that incorporates distance learning with on-site training to achieve the best knowledge transfer outcomes. I look forward to working with the Board to expand the view of a training delivery model that can be utilized across the globe with concise, measureable learning results."

"I believe Ms. Osborne will be a true asset to IACET's Board of Directors and will bring a unique perspective to the Board coming from the technology field. Working for an organization that was recently approved as an Authorized Provider, I am eager to have Ms. Osborne's perspective on what new members are looking for and how she can lend her expertise to IACET's strategic direction." stated Sara Meier, M.Ed., executive director of IACET.

The 2009-10 IACET Officers are:

Karen Brown (President)
Shaw Group, Boston, MA

Karen Niles (President-elect)
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Bethesda, MD

Linda A. Bramblett (Secretary)
Tec-Masters, Inc., Huntsville, AL

Todd Shinholster (Treasurer)
Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia

Fred Baker (Immediate Past – President)
Columbus State Community College, Columbus, OH

The 2009-10 Board Members are:

Hira Ahuja
Epic Educational Program Innovations Center Inc., Mississauga, Ontario

Mr. John Bramblett
Tec-Masters, Inc., Huntsville, AL

Dr. Murray Cohen
Frontline Foundation, Atlanta, GA

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

Francenia Johnson
Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division, Memphis, TN

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

Kristopher Newbauer
Rotary International, Evanston, IL

Anita Osborne
Certiport, American Fork, UT

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 www.iacet.org or call 703-506-3295.