Board of Directors

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Dr. Jerome R. Brockway

Past President
(term ends 12/31/21)

Retired Superintendent, Ashtabula County Career and Technical Center (A-TECH)
(440) 645 7924
Jerome.Brockway64@gmail.com

Dr. Jerome R. Brockway

Jerome R Brockway PhD (Jerry) is the Superintendent of the Ashtabula County Technical & Career Center since 1989. Prior to this position he was the Superintendent of Ashtabula County from 1989 to 2001. He held both Superintendents’ positions for 12 years. He has held positions at all levels of education over his forty-eight years in education.

He is very active in economic development as he serves on the Ashtabula County Port Authority Board, Ashtabula County 503 Board, the three County Workforce Investment Board and Junior Achievement Advisory Board of Ashtabula County Board. Is a member of all the Chamber of Commences in the county and trustee of the Growth Partnership of Ashtabula County.

He serves on several Statewide Boards and committees. Currently Chair of the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools, appointed by Governor Kasich in November 2015.

Jerry married to Bonnie (Bloom). They reside in Jefferson Ohio. They have five grown children and six grandchildren. The latest grandchild, Colton James Elly was born March 4, 2016.

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Sharon Gordon-Moffett

President
(term ends 12/31/21)

Director, Carl Perkins Grant and Service Learning
Central New Mexico Community College
525 Buena Vista Dr. SEE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 400-2570
sgordon@cnm.edu

Sharon Gordon-Moffett

Sharon Gordon-Moffett brings an extensive background in CTE education and is an Interim Associate Dean in the School of Applied Technologies at Central New Mexico Community College (CNM). Always a champion for SERVICE and CTE, she was an ER nurse in Albuquerque for many years, then changed her career path to become a welder and machinist. In 2003 she began her journey in post-secondary education and continues to support CTE through CNM’s vision of Changing Lives and Building Community.

She is a strengths-based leader who believes building and maintaining long-lasting partnerships and relationships is the key to success. She holds an associate of applied science in Metals Technology, a bachelors of Organizational Psychology and a masters of Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Higher Education.

Sharon lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her husband Jim, a retired fire-fighter. She is most proud of her son Seth, and granddaughter Ayla.

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Cindy Friedemann

President-Elect
(term ends 12/31/21)

Cindy Friedemann
Executive Officer, District Strategy and Development
Metro Technology Centers
1900 Springlake Drive
Oklahoma City, OK  73111
(405) 812-4935
Cindy.Friedemann@metrotech.edu

Cindy Friedemann

Metro Technology Centers’ Executive Officer for District Strategy & Development, Cindy Friedemann specializes in strategic and tactical planning and believes in creating longstanding partnerships for success. She leads teams to design partnerships for economic growth and student opportunities; building lasting relationships between education, business and civic partners.

A graduate of William Woods and Oklahoma State University, she has earned four certifications in negotiation at Harvard. Prior to entering the field of CTE, Cindy’s business experiences include management, community development and design positions in St. Louis, Dallas, Atlanta and Washington, DC. With a background in research-based product growth strategies, while working in Atlanta, Cindy provided statistical market analyses for major corporate clients including CNN, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Time, NPR, Newsweek, Burger King, Arby’s, No-Nonsense and Texize.

In professional and personal areas of leadership, Cindy led the creation and staffing of Metro Technology Center’s Downtown Business Campus, served as Chair of The Oklahoma Venture Forum, was founding Chair of the Center for Municipal Excellence (forming a ten-year partnership between her former Employer Francis Tuttle Technology Center and the City of Edmond that led to a new campus), President of the Stillwater Junior Service League, ED of the Metro Tech Foundation and was recent chair of a major annual fundraiser for the OKC Museum of Art.

Formerly serving as National Secretary for United for Libraries, she is active as a member of the Metropolitan Library Commission, a member of the placemaking team for the OKC Innovation District and the Creative Oklahoma BOD. She is married to Francis Tuttle Superintendent, Dr. Tom Friedemann, and they have four children and six grandchildren.

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William Bussey

Region 1 Board Member
(term ends 12/31/22)

Executive Director, Ohio Technical Centers
360 Clark Road
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
(740) 851-0270
Bbussey0@gmail.com

William Bussey

William Bussey has spent his entire 42-year career in career- technical education. Starting out as a Vocational Agriculture teacher and then moving into administration as a secondary supervisor at C-TEC of Licking County. He moved on after eight years to be director of Adult Education at Eastland- Fairfield Career Technical Schools for eleven years. Bill was superintendent at Mid-East Career Technical Centers for a period of fifteen years and was Director of the Office of Career Technical Education at the Ohio Department of Education from August of 2014 through August of 2015. The past year and a half he has spent at the Delaware Area Career Center as Director of Adult Operations and is currently Executive Director of the Ohio Technical Centers.

Bill has held many leadership positions throughout his career. He has been President of Ohio ACTE, the Ohio Association of Career Technical Superintendents, the Adult Education Division of Ohio ACTE, and NCLA.

Bill is passionate about Career -Technical Education and is excited to be working more directly with adult education administrators again.

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Chris Bailey

Region 2 Board Member
(term ends 12/31/22)

CTE Director, Onslow County Schools
200 Broadhurst Road, Jacksonville, NC 28540
(910) 545-3524
Chris.Bailey@onslow.k12.nc.us

Chris Bailey

Chris Bailey is the Career & Technical Education Director for Onslow County Schools in southeastern North Carolina. Beginning his career as an agricultural education teacher, Chris has served as a CTE teacher, career development coordinator, elementary assistant principal, high school assistant principal and CTE Director. Chris served Craven County Schools for eight years as CTE Director and has recently returned to Onslow County Schools to lead CTE. He was the recipient of the Dave Berryman Leadership Scholarship in 2016, NC Southeast Region CTE Director of the Year in 2015 and 2018, and the North Carolina CTE Director of the Year in 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education from North Carolina State University and a Masters of School Administration from East Carolina University. His wife, Beth, is an Agricultural Education teacher in Onslow County. They have one daughter, Caitlyn, who is a junior at Jacksonville High School.

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Stephanie Sklba

Region 3 Board Member
(term ends 12/31/22)

Vice President, Community and Government Relations, Gateway Technical College
3520 30th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53144
(262) 564-2662
sklbas@gtc.ed

Stephanie Sklba

Stephanie Sklba is the Vice President of Community and Government Relations at Gateway Technical College in Wisconsin. She has been with the college for over 20 years. This position includes overseeing marketing, media and public relations, the college Foundation and alumni association, WGTD, Gateway's radio station, community engagement, government relations as well as environmental and sustainability initiatives. Stephanie works to ensure that individuals have an understanding of the many educational opportunities that exist at the college, the role that Gateway plays in the community, the impact that the college has on economic development and the success that students have in their careers after graduation. She is active in the Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership organization as an institutional representative and currently works with the women at the college on leadership development. Stephanie holds a bachelors of Organizational Communication and a masters of Business Communication, Leadership and Influence. Stephanie and her husband, Chris, live in Wisconsin and have owned a custom jewelry store for over 15 years. They have two daughters that currently live in Colorado. Go Pack Go!

She is active in the Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership organization as an institutional representative and currently works with the women at the college on leadership development. Stephanie holds a bachelors of Organizational Communication and a masters of Business Communication, Leadership and Influence.

Stephanie and her husband, Chris, live in Wisconsin and have owned a custom jewelry store for over 15 years. They have two daughters that currently live in Colorado. Go Pack Go!

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Patricia Edmunds

Region 4 Board Member
(term ends 12/31/22)

Director, Arkansas Tech University Career Center
2201 South Knoxville Avenue
(479) 979-5903
pedmunds@atu.edu

Patricia Edmunds

Pat Edmunds is the Director of Arkansas Tech Career Center in Russellville, Arkansas. Spending more than 25 years in CTE, she has accepted the role as educational administrator, leader, and mentor excitedly. She took a 1972 vo-tech model and modernized it by facilitating a merger with a two-year institution, updating programing, incorporating industry credentials, and growing enrollment by 200%. She brought industry to the table to have real conversations about growing a local modern workforce. Her motto is, “If you’re not improving, you’re backing up.” When she’s not in her garden, she and her husband, Jerry, love spending time with their precious grandbabies or traveling to her favorite haunts in New Orleans.

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Dwight R. Hughes

Region 4 Board Member
(term ends 12/31/20)

Superintendent, High Plains Technology Center
3921 34th Street
Woodward, OK 73801
(580) 571-6135
dhughes@hptc.edu

Dwight R. Hughes

Mr. Dwight Hughes, Superintendent/CEO of High Plains Technology Center (HPTC), has been focused on providing high quality hands-on skills training to Oklahomans for more than 30 years. Before becoming the fifth superintendent of HPTC his responsibilities included vision building and implementation with all Directors and Full-time instructors. Growing up in rural Oklahoma, Dwight graduated from Freedom High School. He attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State University (OSU) and completing a B.S. and a M.S. degree. Dwight started his career teaching drafting at Meridian Technology Center and during his 23 years of Career Tech experience, he has worked in all the major divisions of a technology center.

Balancing a career with community involvement, Dwight serves as a director on the Oklahoma Career Tech Foundation Board, National Council of Local Administrators Board (NCLA), Oklahoma Council of Local Administrators (OCLA), Chairman of the Board for the Woodward Industrial Foundation, Woodward Chamber of Commerce Executive Board, NW Oklahoma Red Cross Board, Member of Leadership Oklahoma Class XXIII, and is a Lifetime member of the Northwest Technology Center Foundation.

Dwight’s wife Lisa serves as Assistant Director of the Woodward Industrial Foundation. Dwight is blessed to have four wonderful children, Dalton 25, BS Degree from OSU, currently employed with PayCom; Jake 23, Senior at OSU & US Marine; Paige 18, Senior at Woodward High School; and Peyton 14, 8th grader at Woodward Middle School. In what little spare time he has, he enjoys watching his children’s sporting events, OSU sporting events, Corvettes, woodworking, and yardwork with Lisa and the crew!

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Eric Ripley

Region 5 Board Member
(term ends 12/31/21)

Director, Career and Technical Education
Grand Forks Public Schools
Grand Forks Area Career and Technology Center
Grand Forks, ND 58201
(701) 741-3694
eripley270@mygfschools.org

Eric Ripley

Eric Ripley has 18 years of professional experience in Career and Technical Education (CTE) including his current roles as the Director of CTE for the Grand Forks Public Schools (North Dakota) and Director of the Grand Forks Area Career & Technology Center. A graduate of the University of North Dakota, Eric’s educational background includes a Bachelor's Degree in Business Education and Master's Degree in Career & Technical Education/Educational Leadership. Prior to his current administrative position, Eric previously taught as a middle school CTE computer teacher and high school information technology instructor.

As a CTE Advocate, Eric serves as the current President for the National Council of Local Administrators (NCLA) and President of the North Dakota Association for Career & Technical Education (NDACTE). Eric is passionate about importance of Career and Technical Education within public education and expanding opportunities for all students to partake in CTE. Eric is married to Sadie, and has three sons, Toby, Grady, and Ethan.

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Stephen Weltsch

Region 5 Board Member
(term ends 12/31/22)

Assistant Superintendent for Teaching, Learning, and Campus Operations
Western Maricopa Education Center
5487 North 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305
(623) 738-0007
stephen.weltsch@west-mec.org

Stephen Weltsch

Stephen Weltsch serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Teaching, Learning and Campus Operations for Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC) in Glendale, Arizona. In that position, Stephen is responsible for leading effective teaching and student learning systems across four central campuses. In addition, he supports high quality CTE in forty-eight public member high schools and facilitates strategic partnerships with charter school and community colleges.

Stephen is a two time past state president for the Association for Career Technical Education of Arizona, and current state president for the Arizona CTE Curriculum Consortium. A strong proponent of quality learning systems, Stephen serves on several Accreditation Engagement Reviews each year and is a member of the Arizona Cognia Council. Stephen has presented nationally on topics such as Building Effective Industry Partnerships and Strategic Planning in Education.

Stephen holds a BA of Accountancy and M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Arizona State University. Mr. Weltsch has twenty-four years of experience as a teacher, school administrator, and district leader in secondary education.

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Dan Cox

Member At Large
(term ends 12/31/22)

Director of Teaching and Learning, Great Oaks Career Campuses
110 Great Oaks Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45241
(513) 612-3633

Dan Cox

Dan has been in secondary education his entire career. He has worked in varied environments in his 30+ years in the field.

After graduating from East Tennessee State University with a degree in Mathematics, Dan served 2 years in the United States Peace Corps as a Math Teacher Trainer in the Philippines. After completing the Peace Corps Service, Dan began his Math teaching career in Utah. Dan coached football and taught Math the next 12 years. This included a transition from Utah to Northern Kentucky.

Dan came to Great Oaks and career tech as a Math instructor at Diamond Oaks in 2001. After completing his Master’s Degree at Northern Kentucky University, Dan transitioned to Assistant Dean at Great Oaks’ Live Oaks Campus. After 2 years as Assistant Dean, he spent the next 12 as Dean of Instruction at Live Oaks.

Dan moved from campus administration to the Great Oaks District team in 2017, where he is now serving as the Director of Teaching and Learning.

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Timothy Moriarty

Member At Large
(term ends 12/31/23)

Credit Recovery Coordinator
240 Sykes Street
Palmer, MA 01069-1200
(413) 949-0309
moriarty@pathfindertech.org

Tim Moriarty

Tim Moriarty is the Academic Director for the Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School District in Palmer, MA. He earned his B.S. in Mathematics and Psychology from the University of Massachusetts and an M.Ed. in School Administration from American International College. He also attained CTE administrative certifications through attending both Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators Leadership Academy programs. He spent six years in high school math classrooms, three of which as a department head. He has been in his current role for three years, in which he has worked on shaping curricular, instructional, and assessment practices for the District.

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Roger King

Member At Large
(term ends 12/31/23)

Superintendent, Green Country Technology Center
1100 OK-56 Loop, P.O. Box 1217,
Okmulgee, Oklahoma 74447
(918) 781-2470
rking@gctcok.edu

Roger King

Roger King has been the Superintendent/CEO of Green Country Technology Center since 2018. Prior to this position, he was the Assistant Superintendent of Indian Capital Technology Center from 2014 to 2018 and the Muskogee Campus Director from 2011 to 2014. He was a public school administrator from 2008 to 2011. He began his career in CTE as an agricultural education instructor. He taught agricultural education for thirteen years from 1994 to 2004 and from 2005 to 2008 and served as the Northeast District Agriculture Education Program Specialist for the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education from 2004 to 2005.

He is very active in economic development as he serves on the Okmulgee Area Development Corporation and the Okmulgee Mainstreet Board of Directors. He is also a member of all the Chambers of Commerce in Okmulgee County.

Roger is married to Sherry and has three children, Bailey (26), Blake (23), and Brylee (19). They reside on the Rocking K Ranch in Boynton, Oklahoma.

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Dave Keaton

Member At Large
(term ends 12/31/22)

Region Two School of Applied Technology
5 Bird Street, P.O. Box 307
Houlton, ME 04730-0307
(207) 532-9541
dkeaton@regiontwo.org

Dave Keaton

Dave Keaton began his current CTE Regional Director/Superintendent position at Region Two School of Applied Technology located in Houlton, Maine, in July 2012. Previously, Dave was CTE Director of Somerset Career & Technical Center in Skowhegan, Maine for 6 years, was a Pre K -12 Principal at Ashland Schools, Director of Learning at Loring Job Corps, CTE Director at St. John Valley Technology Center, and K - 12 Principal at Limestone Community School. Dave earned his Bachelor's Degree at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, his Master's and Certificate of Advance Studies Degrees at the University of Maine in Educational Leadership.

Dave has recently completed a three-year term, as Vice President of Career & Technical Education National Association for Region I comprising of 15 states and the District of Columbia. While a member of the ACTE Dave recently was a finalist of ACTE’s Administrator of the Year Award and winner of Region I Administrator of the Year. He also was selected for the Scott Westbrook III Humanitarian Award and the Jim Hanneman Award.

Dave is the President Elect of National Council of Local Administrators of CTE (NCLA) and will assume the President position in school year FY18.

Dave is the Chair for Northern New England CTE Consortium comprised of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

Dave also serves on the state committee of the Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve since his military retirement in 2000 as a Field Artillery Captain. Serves on the Board of Directors of Aroostook County Action Program. Dave also serves on serves on several other state and local committees.

He lives in Caribou, Maine with his wife and two daughters.