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

Jim Barnes is a Senior Advisor in the Office of Assistant Secretary for the Department of Labor - OSHA. Jim has been employed by headquarters installations for the U.S Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Postal Service in various functional areas, with increased levels of responsibility.

Jim currently directs agency-wide talent management initiatives, including succession planning and executive development programs, and provides input on human resources policy and program issues. He previously served as director of the Office of Training Programs and Administration for OSHA, where he was responsible for the OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers Program, a national network of OSHA training sites; the OSHA Outreach Training Program, which trains workers in the basics of occupational safety and health; and the Susan Harwood Training Grants Program, which awards grants to nonprofit organizations to provide safety and health training for employers and workers. These programs combined to train more than 950,000 students during 2015.

He was responsible for accreditation and evaluation for all OSHA training programs. He also served as Administrative Officer, managed the annual operating budget of $6 million, directed functions for information technology, human resources, travel, equipment, finance, procurement, print production, registration and enrollment, and facilities management. Jim has directed the development and implementation of new training courses and programs, and been recognized with numerous DOL Secretary’s Exceptional Achievement awards.

Jim has been an adjunct faculty member at W.R. Harper College since 2006. He teaches business, human resources, and management classes. In this role, he has developed course learning objectives for the department, designed course curriculum, and developed evaluation outcomes. Jim earned a BSBA in Marketing and an MBA in Management (cum laude) from Roosevelt University. He is an Excellence in Government Senior Fellow and has attended the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Jim was elected to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors for the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) beginning in October, 2015.

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.

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.

Daniel Hiltz Commission Chair - Non-voting member
October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2018

Leadreship 2, LLC
Ft. Mitchell, KY

Dan Hiltz has led training and development initiatives in global corporations for over 25 years. At Convergys Corporation, he designed and implemented a learning platform for over 80,000 employees globally. Beginning in 2007, he transformed the learning and leadership development programs at Kendle International, a global clinical research firm, from a live, instructor-led model to a blended, virtual learning environment. The success of this initiative was recognized by Training magazine, eLearning, and Chief Learning Officer. He’s the founder and principal of Leadership Squared, a training and coaching firm dedicated to helping organizations build strong, adaptive cultures. Dan is a graduate of Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, KY, and holds a masters and doctorate from the University of Notre Dame. He is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, a CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+), and serves as a Commissioner of the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

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

Houston, TX

Stuart Karasik ICSD Chair - Non-voting
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.

J. Kevin Perry Appointed Member (1 term)
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).

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".


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