Peter Finn Chairman
October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2019

Society of Women Engineers
Chicago, IL

Peter Finn is currently the director of learning and development for the Society of Women Engineers, where he oversees the development of leadership and career development education. The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), which is a not for profit organization focused on the advancement of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with over 23,00 members representing a diversity of industries and engineering disciplines. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University in the School of Education and Social Policy. Peter has designed and managed a number of projects for a diverse set of organizations including non-profits; associations; educational institutions and corporations. Prior to his current role, Peter served as the director of educaiton at the Goldin Institute, a Chicago based non-profit that provides training and consultative support to NGOs. Peter received a MS in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University with a specific focus in knowledge management systems.

James Barnes Treasurer
October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor
Arlington Heights, IL

Clyde Seepersad Secretary
October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2018

Linux Foundation
Austin, TX

Clyde is the General Manager of Training at the Linux Foundation. He has previously held operational positions at, a leading provider of online compliance education, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a global leader in K-12 education.

Prior to his involvement in education, Clyde was a Principal at the Boston Consulting Group, a global strategic consultancy known for its cutting edge thinking and value creation for clients. He started his career in the public sector, working within the Ministry of Finance in Trinidad and Tobago. He holds an MBA and a Masters in Economics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Clyde’s undergraduate degree in Accounting is from the University of the West Indies.

Clyde grew up in Trinidad and Tobago and still enjoys playing the steel drum (tenor pan) and vacationing in Tobago with his family.

Kristopher Newbauer Member
October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2018

Rotary International
Evanston, IL

Kristopher Newbauer, EdM, MHRM, SPHR, CPLP, CPT is Director of People & Talent (HR) at Rotary International, the world's oldest—and one of the largest—humanitarian service club organizations in the world. Mr. Newbauer holds a Masters of Education (EdM) in Global Human Resource Development from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Masters of Human Resource Management (MHRM). He holds certificates in human resources from Cornell University, DePaul University, and the American Management Association. Newbauer serves on the adjunct faculty in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Andrew Kauser Member
October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2019

Barrington, IL

Andrew Kauser is the President and CEO of Telemedia, Inc., a privately held international company specializing in workforce technical knowledge and skill development for industrial, government, and educational clients. Telemedia achieved IACET AP status in 2011. Since the company was founded in 1969, Telemedia’s products and services have been used at more than 30,000 client sites around the world to train more than 4,000,000 skilled workers. Prior to his current role, Andrew served as the President of Lachesis Solutions, a business-to-business Internet application service provider for the test, survey, and assessment market. In the 1990’s, Andrew was involved in the development of the Prudential Training Network awarded the “Best Corporate Training Network” by the American Society of Training and Development.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Vermont in Recreation Management.

AnnMarie Jordan Member
September 30, 2016 – September 30, 2019

Grow SocialWise
Birmingham, AL

J. Kevin Perry Member
October 1, 2017 – October 1, 2018

SAE International
Warrendale, PA

Kevin Perry is the Global Manager of SAE International's Professional Development division, a position he has held since 2001. In this capacity, he leads a staff that plans and delivers seminars, in-company training, and a variety of multimedia/distance learning products for engineers who serve the automotive, aerospace, and commercial vehicle industries. In 2014, Dr. Perry assumed management of Effective Training, Inc., a training firm that SAE acquired, which focuses on geometric dimensioning and tolerance training products. Prior to his role as Global Managers, he worked as a Program Developer where he developed SAE's Engineering Academy Executives (ASAE). Before joining SAE, Dr. Perry worked in the continuing higher education field for nearly 12 years at both Penn State University and Duquesne University where he held positions as program developer, administrator, and marketing director. His educational credentials include a B.S. in Education and M.Ed. in Counselor Education from Penn State University, and Ed.D. in Administrative and Policy Studies from University of Pittsburgh. His service work includes the Board of Regents member for Baker College's Graduate School and Online College, Governing Board Vice-Chair of the Michigan Academy for Green Mobility Alliance, and Education and Training Track Committee member for the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE). In 2014, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

Sumi Deal Member
October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2020

POWER Engineers, Inc.
Hailey, ID

Sumi is a seasoned human resources and training specialist with over 20 years of experience in leadership development, learning management systems development, strategic planning, and project management. She is passionate about helping others learn and also helping organizations build and deliver high-quality training programs.

Sumi has worked with IACET-accredited organizations for about 10 years and joined the ISCD Council in 2016. In her free time, she spends time with her husband and son, and their yellow lab Lulu.

Leigha Jansen Member
October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2020

Houston, TX

Director, Educational Technology at Continued. Continued's mission is to provide an unparalleled online learning experience that enhances the lives and careers of the professionals we serve.

William Wallace (Ph. D) Member
October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2020

Army Management Staff College
Williamsburg, VA

Dr. Wallace has more than 37 years of experience and a unique blend of abilities in business (for and not-for profit), continuing education and training, operational and strategic level management skills and contacts, combined with expertise in curriculum and training development, threat and risk assessment and mitigation, safety, and applying best practices to everyday government, non-government and academic operations. As a consultant, William has over 14 years of government and international experience exploiting capabilities such as autonomy, diversity, technology, structure and key resources at international, federal, state, and local levels, as well as designing accreditation standards and programs.

Some distinguished services and accomplishments include over seven years with IACET, National Strategic Studies Program Graduate (2015), Harvard University Senior Executive Fellow (2014), Adjunct Faculty for Webster University Masters Programs (since 2012), Examiner (Inactive) for Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (US Department of Commerce), Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification (2006), Kirkpatrick Evaluation Certification (2016) and former member US Army Quality Assurance Accreditation Team.

Education accomplishments include a Doctorate of Philosophy in Leadership and Organizational Change, Masters in Business Administration/Aviation, and Bachelors in Adult Learning and Technology and William is the published author of "Ethics: Do The Right Thing".

Stuart Karasik ICSD Chair
September 30, 2016 – September 30, 2018

San Diego, CA

Consultant in workforce issues for water and wastewater utilities and other organizations Dr. Karasik has over 30 years’ experience in the field of Adult Education, Continuing Education/training and Education Program Administration. His experience is in the industries of Healthcare, Water and Wastewaters Utilities, and Higher Education. Retired as Training Program Manager from the City of San Diego Public Utilities Department where he was responsible le for all education and training needs for over 2,000 department employees.

Dr. Karasik is the Past Chair of the Workforce Strategies Committee of the American Waterworks Association where he worked with other professionals to develop and implement strategies to increase entry into and retention in the industry. He is also the member of various Boards of Directors of Non-Profit organizations in the San Diego Area. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and attending local sporting events and concerts.

Christine Bosworth Member
March 9, 2018 – September 30, 2019

Business U, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

As CEO and co-founder of Business U, Inc., Dr. Christine Bosworth leverages technology tools, professional development innovations and strategic education and workforce development initiatives to create sustainable partnerships with public and private organizations to grow their regional economies and provide career-building training opportunities for students and job seekers. Dr. Bosworth is a business and educational leader with more than 25 years of operations, program development, and management experience. She has held school director and instructor certificates of authorization from the California Department of Consumer Affairs (Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education), and a preliminary adult education credential in elementary and secondary basic skills, and English as a second language from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Dr. Bosworth is a nationally recognized subject matter expert in business engagement and served as a commissioner and executive officer on the Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board. She has a master’s degree specializing in adult education and earned her doctorate degree from UCLA in educational leadership.

Debbie Friedman, MS Commission Chair - Non voting member
October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2020

Right at Home
Omaha, NE

Debbie has over 12 years of training and development experience. She has spent time coaching managers to enhance employee performance.  Debbie has designed, developed and facilitated training globally, focusing primarily in leadership development, negotiation and emotional intelligence. In her spare time, Debbie facilitates training for a local human resources certification preparatory course, and is Chair on the Commission of the International Association for Continuing and Training (IACET). She is a Prosci certified change manager and is a certified facilitator of Situational Leadership training. Debbie earned an M.S. in adult learning, performance and development from Drake University.

David Ortner Member
March 9, 2018 – September 30, 2019

Herzing University
Brockfield, WI

David Ortner is a learning, organization development, talent management, and human resources professional with over 10 years of related experience, including global practice. Ortner currently works in Human Resources at Herzing University, a Higher Learning Commission-accredited, career-focused university with 10 brick-and-mortar campuses in 7 US states and a growing virtual global campus. Ortner holds a Master of Education (EdM) in Human Resource Development from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Ortner previously served as the lead accreditation specialist for Rotary International’s world headquarters (an IACET accredited provider), where he lead professional development activities, including a comprehensive management development certificate program. In addition to his experience working with an IACET accredited provider, Ortner also served on the IACET Council on Standards Development, served as an IACET Commissioner, and served on the IACET Communications Taskforce. Previously, Ortner served on the adjunct Faculty member at Northwestern College.


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