Headquartered in Baltimore, MD, ABET's professional staff provides administrative, organizational, communications, event production, marketing, training, and research support to the ABET community.

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Executive

The Executive Office is the link between the ABET Board of Directors, ABET constituencies, and the ABET Headquarters staff. The Executive Office implements the ABET Board's policies, initiatives, and strategic plans and provides professional staff support to the volunteer workforce. The Executive Office also oversees international agreements, such as Memoranda of Understanding, Mutual Recognition Agreements, and general inquiries relating to international activities (not including accreditation outside the United States).

Executive Director

Michael K.J. Milligan, Ph.D., P.E., MBA, CAE

  • Biography 
  • Overall responsibility for headquarters staff and operations. Reports directly to the ABET Board of Directors.
Senior Manager, International Relations and Board Operations

Daniela Iacona, CAE 

  • Executes ABET’s global operations plan and overall management of all facets of international activities (not involving direct accreditation) relating to Mutual Recognition Agreements, Memorandum of Understanding, Letters of Intent, Bilateral Agreements and specialized foreign initiatives relating to applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology education. Is also responsible for ensuring the proper functioning of the ABET Board of Directors/Delegates.
Executive Assistant

Renee DeVaughn 

  • Provides professional staff support to the ABET Executive Director, the Senior Manager for International Relations and Board Operations, the ABET Board of Directors, committees and task groups of the Board.

Accreditation

The Accreditation Department supports 2,000+ volunteers implementing ABET accreditation policies and processes for over 3,100 programs at more than 670 colleges and universities in 24 countries worldwide. The department is responsible for ensuring the quality training of ABET program evaluators and also supports the development of national accreditation systems outside of the U.S.

Managing Director, Accreditation

Joseph L. Sussman, Ph.D.

  • Biography 
  • Develops and implements the strategies that continue the successful expansion of ABET's accreditation activities.
Senior Director, Accreditation Operations

Maryanne Weiss, MS

  • Biography 
  • Manages the Accreditation Department's operations and the administration of ABET's accreditation policies and procedures, as well as overseeing ABET's accreditation processes.
Manager, Accreditation

Ellen L. Stokes 

  • Manages the Accreditation Department's routine operations and assists in administering and executing ABET-approved policies and procedures governing accreditation.
Manager, International Accreditation

Sherri H. Hersh, MS

  • Provides professional staff support as well as monitoring and resolving situations particular to international accreditation issues.
Assistant to the Managing Director, Accreditation, and Chief Information Officer

Beth C. Mundy 

  • Provides assistance to the Managing Director, Accreditation, and the Senior Director, Accreditation Operations; provides administrative support; monitors and resolves special situations in the accreditation process; and communicates with the accreditation process' constituencies.
Senior Accreditation Assistant

Bryna R. Ashley 

  • Provides administrative, clerical, and secretarial support for the Accreditation Department and to commission officers and accreditation commission members. Also responsible for distributing accreditation communications and documents.
Accreditation Assistant

Crystal Ngo 

  • Assists with administrative and clerical support for the Accreditation Department. Handles filing, mailing, and distribution of accreditation communications and documents.

Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC)

Adjunct Accreditation Director, Applied Science

Amanda Reid, JD

  • Administers and executes the ABET-approved accreditation policies and procedures of ASAC. Also coordinates with institutions and industry in matters related to applied science accreditation.

Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC)

Adjunct Accreditation Director, Computing

Art L. Price, Ph.D.

  • Administers and executes the ABET-approved accreditation policies and procedures of CAC. Also coordinates with institutions and industry in matters related to computing accreditation.

Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC)

Adjunct Accreditation Directors, Engineering

M. Dayne Aldridge, Sc.D., P.E.

Douglas R. Bowman, Ph.D., P.E.

Susan E. Conry, Ph.D.

Michael S. Leonard, Ph.D., P.E.

  • Administer and execute the ABET-approved accreditation policies and procedures of EAC. Also coordinate with institutions and industry in matters related to engineering accreditation.

Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC)

Adjunct Accreditation Director, Engineering Technology

Frank Hart, P.E., P.S.

  • Administers and executes the ABET-approved accreditation policies and procedures of ETAC. Also coordinates with institutions and industry in matters related to engineering technology accreditation.

Training

Adjunct Director, Training

Michael S. Leonard, Ph.D., P.E.

  • Oversees ABET's program evaluator professional development programming and directs all activities related to program evaluator training and professional development.
Manager, Training and Quality Processes

Jane Emmet, MA

  • Manages all tactical activities related to ABET volunteer training. Also guides development for ABET's Quality Management System and processes.

Information Management

The Information Management Department supports information technology resources for both volunteers and staff.

Chief Information Officer

Joseph L. Sussman, Ph.D.

  • Biography 
  • Establishes a long-range vision for ABET Information Management and its enabling linkage to ABET's overall strategic vision.
Director, Information Management

Joe Luksic 

  • Manages a variety of IT tasks and ABET's ISO9000 certification process and provides support for ABET's Accreditation Management System.
Senior Software Applications Developer

Hwan-Kyung Chung, MS

  • Designs, develops, implements, and maintains the customized, multi-user information processing systems for ABET Headquarters operations.
Software Application Developer

Peter Moody 

  • Develops, tests, implements, and maintains web-based application systems for ABET operations.
Software Application Developer

Anthony Varner 

  • Develops, tests, implements, and maintains web-based application systems for ABET operations.
IT Support Specialist

Nicole Solomon 

  • Supports day-to-day operations of ABET's internal network and public-facing website.

Communications

The Communications Department is responsible for external communications, event marketing, publications, websites, social media, and media relations.

Senior Director, Global Communications and Marketing

Danielle Duran Baron, MA

  • Biography 
  • The Senior Director, Global Communications and Marketing (SDGCM) is responsible for the management of the operations of ABET’s Communications and Marketing department. The SDGCM is responsible for the successful execution of two strategic areas: Global Communications and Marketing & Branding. In this role, the SDGCM provides strategic leadership in accomplishing the vision, values, goals, objectives and actions as set out in ABET’s strategic plan.

    The Senior Director, Global Communications and Marketing reports directly to the Executive Director.
Senior Specialist, Communications

Keryl M. Cryer, MA

  • Supports information dissemination and public communications by providing technical writing support and graphic design services and coordination.
Specialist, Marketing

Ryan Garvin 

  • Drives the development of materials with consistent messaging across all channels and vehicles including: web content, e-mail, and event publications.

Society and Industry Relations

The Society and Industry Relations Department is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with ABET Member Societies, volunteers, and industry and government contacts.

Managing Director, Society, Volunteer, and Industry Relations

Charles W. Hickman, MA

  • Biography 
  • Develops and oversees implementation of ABET's industry and government relations strategy. Also serves as the primary point of contact for ABET Member Societies and for their volunteers who execute ABET accreditation activities.
Assistant to the Managing Director

Puller Lanigan 

  • Provides professional staff support to two Managing Directors- 1) Society, Volunteer, and Industry Relations, 2) Planning and Operations including but not limited to administrative and secretarial support.

Professional Services

The Professional Services Department is responsible for partnering with faculty and industry to conduct robust technical education research and for providing educational opportunities on sustainable assessment processes for continuous program improvement worldwide.

Events offered by the Professional Services Department include the ABET Symposium, the Institute for the Development of Assessment Leadership (IDEAL), and Program Assessment Workshops.

Director, Professional Development, Research and Meeting Services 

Rochelle L. Williams, Ph.D.

  • Biography 
  • Oversees the planning, production, and execution of professional services educational offerings is responsible for evaluating potential educational research opportunities for ABET sponsorship.
Adjunct Director, Professional Development

Daina Briedis, Ph.D.

  • Supports the planning, production and execution of ABET’s professional development programming and ensures the continuous quality improvement of all professional development programming.
Adjunct Director, Professional Development

Gloria Rogers, Ph.D.

  • Supports the planning, production and execution of ABET’s professional development programming and ensures the continuous quality improvement of all professional development programming.
Adjunct Director, Training and Instruction

James N. Warnock, Ph.D.

  • Supports the planning, production and execution of ABET’s professional development programming and directs all activities related to educational offerings and IDEAL Senior Scholars training.
Manager, Meetings and Events

Chantelle Murat, CMP

  • Plans and executes the successful production of ABET conferences, symposia, seminars, workshops, and meetings.
Administrative Assistant

Alena Treen 

  • Provides administrative and clerical support in the production, execution and follow up of all meetings and events provided by the ABET Professional Development, Research and Meeting Services (PDRMS) department.

Planning and Operations

The Planning and Operations Department supports ABET's overall operations for both the volunteer workforce and professional staff, including general administration, human resources, event planning, and accounting and finance.

Managing Director, Planning and Operations, and Chief Financial Officer

Lance K. Hoboy, MBA, CAE

  • Biography 
  • Manages and administers ABET's financial accounting, treasury, and budgeting activities. Also oversees office operations and human resource management and supports the CIO in managing information technology.
Manager, Human Resources 

Rachelle R. Daucher, MS, PHR

  • Executes the ABET Headquarters human resources programs and oversees office operations.
Manager, Facilities and Operations

Melvin D. Carter, FPC

  • Coordinates headquarters office operations, such as facilities management, supply purchasing, mailroom services, and reception, and provides professional staff support to the Human Resources Manager in the preparation and processing of payroll.

Finance and Accounting

Comptroller

Jessica A. Silwick, CPA 

  • Biography 
  • Manages and administers ABET’s financial accounting, treasury and budgeting activities. Provides overall leadership for all finance operations of ABET, assuring the accuracy and transparency of ABET’s financial records. Is also responsible for the formulations of ABET’s financial management strategy, budget development, forecasting and the integrity of the financial information, including financial management policies, procedures and systems.
Staff Accountant

Kimberly Turner 

  • Assists the Accounting Director with the accounting operations of ABET, including accounts receivable functions, payroll and benefits processing and reconciliations, and special projects as assigned in the accounting cycle.
Specialist, Accounts Payable/Travel

LaTasha D. McKinney 

  • Assists the Accounting Department with the financial operations of ABET, including accounts payable functions, credit card bill tracking, volunteer expense report processing and tracking, monthly expenses accrual, prepaid schedule maintenance, HRA account maintenance, and various G/L account maintenance (including all employee benefits).

Meetings and Events

Registrar

Kimberly Turner 

  • Manages the participant registration and fee collection for ABET conferences, symposia, seminars, workshops, and meetings.

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Professional Development Hours

Anyone who attends ABET's events qualifies for professional development hours. PDHs help individuals acquire or maintain professional licensure, registrations, and certification.