National Leadership

Below you will find links for the members of the National AAAE Leadership Teams and Committees

National Officers

NameOfficeTerm Ends
Mark BalschweidPresident2017
 Rob Terry
President Elect
 Steve Fraze
 Past- President
Wendy Warner
Secretary 2017
Roger Tormoehlen
Barry Croom
Treasurer Elect
James J. Connors
Becki Lawver
V.P. - Communications2018
Harry N. Boone, Jr.
V.P. - North Central Region2018
Brian Myers
V.P. - Southern Region2017
Mike Spiess V.P. - Western Region2018
 Marilyn Trefz
Executive Director


Journal of Agricultural Education

 Harry Boone Editor 2016 - 2018
 Tyson Sorensen Assistant Editor 2016 - 2018
 Dan Barry Croom Past Editor 2016

                          JAE Managing Board

 Name Region Term Ends
 Kirk Swortzel Chair (Southern) 2017
 John Rayfield Southern 2016
 Chris Estepp Southern 2018
 Ryan Anderson North Central 2016
 Brad Greiman North Central 2017
 Neil Knobloch North Central 2018
 Misty Lambert Western 2018
 Jeremy Falk Western 2017
 Dustin Perry Western 2019

                      JAE Editorial Review Board

 Name RegionTerm Ends
 Michael Martin  Western 2017
 Steven Rocca Western 2017
 Jim Christiansen Western 2018
 Dwayne Cartmell Western  2018
 Kasee Smith  Western 2019
 Deb Spielmaker Western 2019
 Christopher Stripling Southern 2016
 Travis Park Southern 2016
 Matt Spindler Southern 2017
 Kristin Stair Southern 2017
 Catherine Dibenedetto Southern 2018
 Andrew Thoron Southern 2018
 Scott Smalley North Central 2016
 John Ewing North Central 2016
 Jessica Blythe North Central 2017
 Jon Simonsen North Central 2017
 Jason McKibben3.3 North Central 2018
 Annie Specht North Central 2018



                      Member Services Committee

NameOfficeTerm Ends
Chris Estepp
Adam Marx

                   Program Improvement Committee

NameOfficeTerm Ends
Ben Swan

John Tummons


                 Professional Development Committee

NameOfficeTerm Ends
Annie Specht


                                Research Committee

 Name Office Term Ends
 Marshall Baker Chair 2017
  Chair Elect 2017

 Courtney Meyers
 Poster Review and Submission Manager
 John Rayfield
 Manuscript Review and Submission Manager

Special Interest Groups

Name Office Term Ends

Ag Leadership 2013

Vice Chair, Ext./Int'l Development 2014
Mark J. Kistler
Chair, Ext./Int'l Development 2013
Emily B. Buck Ag Communications 2013
Elizabeth B. Wilson
Chair, Academic Learning 2014
Brian K. Warnick
Chair, Ag Literacy 2013
Daniel Douglas Foster
Chair, Teacher Education 2013
Ryan M. Foor
Vice Chair, Teacher Education 2014
Ryan G. Anderson
Chair, Ag Mechanics 2013
Matthew K. Spindler
Chair, Teacher Prof. Development 2013
Merrideth Holub
Chair, Distance Education 2012
Barbara M. Kirby
Chair, Univ. Academic Programs 2013
James J. Connors Chair, History 2013

AAAE Representatives for Other Organizations




Shannon Washburn

National Council for Ag Ed

2014 - 2017

Travis Park

National Council for Ag Ed

2017 – 2020

Jon Ulmer

National FFA Board of Directors

7/15 – 6/18

Ann De Lay

Stakeholder Rep, National FFA Board Director

2017 – 2020**

Travis Park

Stakeholder Rep, National FFA Board Director

2013- 2016

David Doerfert

National FFA Foundation

2015 – 2018

Bobby Torres

National FFA Foundation

2017 - 2020

Susie Whittington

FFA Alumni Council

2014 - 2017

Andy Baker

National Postsec Ag State Org. Board Director

3/2016 – 3/2019

Chris Estepp

Journal of Natural Sciences Education Representative  - Ag Ed

2016 – 2019

National FFA CDE Advisory Council

James E. Dyer

National FFA CDE Adv. Council

Ended May 2016

Jessica Blythe

Adult Consultant FFA Officer Selection

David Frazier National FFA Awards & Recognition Committee 2017

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