IACET uses non-volunteer resources to support the work of the organization. Use the information below to contact the administrative staff at IACET.

Position Person Email Phone
President & CEO Casandra Blassingame casandra.blassingame@iacet.org +1 (703) 763-0705 ext. 101
Chief of Staff Yolanda Bomer yolanda.bomer@iacet.org +1 (703) 763-0705 ext. 105
Chief Information Officer Randy Bowman randy.bowman@iacet.org +1 (703) 763-0705 ext. 103
Director of Standards Sherard Jones sherard.jones@iacet.org  
Director of Accreditation Dr. Karen LaMarsh karen.lamarsh@iacet.org +1 (703) 763-0705 ext. 102
Manager, Accredited Provider and Affiliate Services Jessica Perdomo jessica.perdomo@iacet.org +1 (703) 763-0705 ext. 104

Manager, Strategic Business Development

Bradley Davis bradley.davis@iacet.org +1 (703) 763-0705 ext. 106
Senior Coordinator, Accreditation Alexa Combs alexa.combs@iacet.org +1 (703) 763-0705 ext. 107
Coordinator, Communications and Marketing Aaron Gooch aaron.gooch@iacet.org +1 (703) 763-0705 ext. 108
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As the  President and Chief Executive Officer, Casandra is responsible for organizational oversight. She operationalizes the strategic plan by engaging the Board of Directors, Staff, Standards Development Council, Commission, and Committee members. Casandra’s goals are to maintain the ANSI Standard, create strategies to better communicate who we are, engage our stakeholders, identify and increase business opportunities, create meaningful partnerships, and make a positive, growth-oriented impact on the continuing education and training industry.

Before joining IACET, Casandra had a 21-year long career in higher education as adjunct and associate faculty, coordinator, director, vice-president, and chief academic officer in the community college and both public and private colleges and universities. In 2016, she began her career in the non-profit trade association space as the vice-president of education services at the American Gear Manufacturers Association.

Casandra graduated from Talladega College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science. She earned her Master of Education in Adult and Higher Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she is currently a doctoral candidate.

Reasons to Contact Casandra
  • You have interest in volunteer leadership
  • You are interested in becoming a Commissioner
  • You are interested in developing a meaningful partnership
  • You have concerns you would like to express
  • You need high-level engagement to assist in accreditation endeavors
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As Chief of Staff, Yolanda Bomer, brings significant gravitas to the position and to IACET and is a successful and distinguished Professional bringing over 25 years of executive support experience from the Oil and Gas, Technology, and wholesale vehicle auction industries. Her leadership and oversight for day-to-day functions have been key in helping organizations reached their objectives. 

She is part advisor, gatekeeper, problem solver, and all-round strategic partner in developing strategies that ensures that the organizations operate most optimally in terms of productivity and effectiveness. She has internal and external facing responsibilities, ranging from finance to human capital development to project management. Her unique skills as trusted advisor, strategic thought partner and Executive liaison have earned her the highest level of respect and support given in her field.

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As the CIO, Randy is responsible for overseeing and implementing the technological solutions necessary to achieve the strategic and operational goals of the Board of Directors.  He oversees the development of all web applications, like the public website, the IACET member portal, and the accreditation application submission and review modules.

With over 20 years of experience as a full-stack developer, providing software and IT solutions within the non-profit and government verticals, he is an expert in the design, development, and implementation of membership management systems, focusing on tightly integrating technology platforms for associations.

Randy also serves as the staff liaison to the Policy and Procedures Committee and to the PNG Advisory Board.

Reasons to contact Randy
  • You need technical support with an IACET website or technology service (for example, if you have technical issue registering for an IACET event or if you can’t log-in to iacet.org)
  • You would like to add or correct some content on the IACET website or the IACET portal.
  • You have questions about or need some guidance on an IACET policy, process, or procedure.
  • You need information about the Petroleum and Natural Gas Criteria project.
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Sherard Jones is the President of Strategic Futurist Consulting, an organization whose mission is to provide global leadership in Credentialing, Accreditation and Standards Development. Sherard has over 15 years of experience with IACET Accreditation in various roles and is committed to applying his expertise to support IACET in meeting its strategic goals. Sherard is currently a Lead Assessor for the ANSI-CAP program, has worked as Vice President of Education and Training for IAPMO, and was a past Chair of the IACET Commission. Sherard has 10+ years of experience in strategic program development and has partnered with clients having business needs varying from creating international workforce development programs to build capacity through training and credentialing — to creating and overseeing organizational restructuring plans.

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As the Director of Accreditation, Karen is responsible for overseeing and implementing the accreditation application process and training solutions for the Commission and external stakeholders necessary to achieve the strategic and operational goals of the Board of Directors. She oversees the management of the application process, including appeals and denials, and the development and coordination of application workshops, application assistance webinars, and professional development learning events. 

With over 20 years of experience as a continuing education professional and almost 15 years on the IACET Commission and as a Facilitator, she is an advocate for quality adult training, workforce development, and continuous improvement. Karen also serves as the staff liaison to the Competency-based Learning Task Force and the Distance Learning Taskforce. 

Reasons to contact Karen
  • You have a question about the accreditation and reaccreditation application processes 
  • You have questions about or need some guidance on an element in the ANSI/IACET Standard and Application 
  • You need information about becoming a Peer Reviewer
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Holding the title of  Manager, Accredited Provider and Affiliate Services, Jessica is charged with handling all member and prospective member inquires directly related to their account. She aides prospective members with any questions they may have in regards to our accreditation process.

With over 10 years of customer service and member service experience, representing the front line of IACET provides her with the opportunity to assist all of our valued providers and individual members to the best of her ability.

Jessica has also been appointed as the staff liaison for the Awards Committee as well as the Membership Committee.

Reasons to contact Jessica
  • General questions regarding the application process.
  • Questions about account status.
  • Password reset.
  • Account set-up assistance.
  • Provider plaque inquires.
  • Replacement of primary and secondary as well as the addition of any new contacts to your organizations account.
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Bradley A. Davis is the Strategic Business Development Manager for the International Accreditors for Continuing Education & Training (IACET). A cross-functional collaborator and instructional project manager, he has worked over the last decade in the non-profit association space, bringing innovation, intentional data management and usage, and content strategy to shape organizations supporting the Military History, Government Service, Education, and Cross-Enterprise Healthcare spaces. His leadership philosophy — emphasizing equitably meeting SMEs, contractors, staff, clients, members, and prospective personas where they are, wherever they are — has ensured strong connections across his various work environments, promoting life-long value throughout constituent’s tenure with his various employers. Bradley graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a B.A. in History in addition to earning both a Master of Military History and Certificate in Teaching and Learning from Norwich University.

Reasons to contact Bradley
  • You would like to establish a Corporate Affiliate Ship
  • You would like to discuss a Strategic Partnership
  • You need information on how to become an event sponsor
  • You would like to offer a product development webinar
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As the Senior Coordinator, Accreditation, Alexa is responsible for assisting with matters related to upholding best practices for continuing education and training. Her duties include hosting virtual site visits, helping facilitate IACET workshops and webinars, and providing information throughout the ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard and Application review process. 

She also serves as the Digital Badging Standard Committee staff liaison.

Alexa has a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies and earned a Master of Education from George Mason University. She lives in the Washington DC metro area, and enjoys staying active, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.

Reasons to contact Alexa
  • You would like more information on an IACET training event 
  • You have a question about the accreditation application review process
  • You need clarification on an element in the ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard and Application, prior to submission 
  • You would like an extension on your application
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A student at Northern Virginia Community College, I am not a stranger to the non-profit world. I interned at the American Gear Manufacturers Association where I assisted the education, membership, and technical departments with various projects. I am the primary contact for social media and assisting or directing our stakeholders to the appropriate person to discuss their needs.

Reasons to contact Aaron
  • You have general questions about IACET
  • You have questions about social media
  • You see something that is relative to the work of IACET should post
  • You are an Accredited Provider or Member and need our support in posting or reposting and event on social media


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