Our Governance Structure

The Consortium is a not-for-profit organization governed by its membership. Each member state identifies one individual to represent it in Consortium activities. (Most often, the representative is the state program leader for CTE business/marketing programs.)

Board of Trustees

This member group provides overall guidance in the operation of the organization and elects from its membership six individuals to serve on the Board of Trustees. (Elected Trustees must meet specific criteria as described in the Code of Regulations.)

The Board of Trustees is the official governing body of the organization. The Board consists of nine members, six of whom are elected from and by the Consortium’s member group. Three additional “external” Trustees are appointed by the sitting Board and ratified by the Consortium member group. These external members are full, voting members of the Board. They are selected on the basis of their experience with Career and Technical Education and/or the business community. Typically, two of these appointed Trustees are senior state education department administrators (State CTE Directors, Associate Superintendents, etc.) and the third is a senior representative of the postsecondary community (VP, Executive Dean, etc.).

Executive officers of the Board of Trustees include: Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary-Treasurer, all elected from the sitting Trustees.

The organization’s CEO serves as an ex officio, non-voting member of the Board.


MBA Research Leadership

President/CEO: Holly Atha
Executive Vice President: Rick Mangini

Trustees are elected at the Annual Meeting of the Consortium held in conjunction with Conclave each October for three-year terms commencing November 1. Sitting Trustees are eligible for re-election. Current members:


Brian Pyles (MI), Board Chair FY23. State CTE Director

Kevin Reisenauer (ND), Program Leader, Marketing

Ashleigh Wagoner (NC), Program Leader, Business/Finance/Marketing


Molly Anderson (CA), Secretary/Treasurer FY23. State DECA and FBLA Advisor

Michael Connet (VA), Associate Deputy Executive Director, ACTE

Shauna Williams (ID), Program Leader, Business/Marketing


Tim Fandek (WI), Vice Chair FY23. Program Leader, Business/Marketing

Katie Graham (NE), State CTE Director

Maggie Hardiman (MS), Program Leader, Business

Learn More About Our Staff

For additional information about leadership, visit our staff page or read about our Teacher Advisory Network.