National Standing Committees

NACE national committees are representative groups of NACE members working together to offer the national board guidance on programs and policies pertaining to strategic initiatives. Committee members serve at the discretion of the board and may review and suggest policies and programs if it they are aligned with the organization's strategic direction. National committee efforts are led by committee chairs who bring the committees' suggestions to the board for review and approval. Committees meet at least once a month as well as at Experience Conference. The time and commitment volunteers spend on national endeavors creates an invaluable network of knowledge and expertise to help cultivate an environment of learning and growth for our members and organization as a whole.

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The Chapter Leaders' Council (CLC) is comprised of all of chapter leaders. It plays an integral role in creating training programs and offer support to help chapters operate appropriately and efficiently. Council Chair: Amber Allen, CPCE
The Certification committee works to continue the advancement of the CPCE certification by recommending standards and creating new programs based on NACE’s strategic plan that assist candidates in attaining the certification. Committee Chair: Lyn Gleasure, CPCE, CMP, NeuWave Medical 
The Education committee works to continue the advancement of NACE’s education programs by identifying new market segments, recommending speakers and education topics, reviewing speaker presentations and developing and reviewing original content. Committee Chair: Meghan Ely, OFD Consulting, LLC 
The Finance committee develops and monitors NACE's annual budget, income and expenditures. It is comprised of the president, first vice president, and secretary-treasurer. Committee Chair:
The Investment committee reviews NACE's financial situation and works on a regular basis with the investment advisor to monitor the association's financial standing and current investment accounts. Committee Chair: Allison Shultz, CPCE, Cherokee Town and County Club
The Global Community task force examines the value and benefits of membership and virtual communities, as well as the national awards program, member benefits, student relations, students and young professionals and member leader support. It plays an integral role in accomplishing NACE's goals to service current members and chapters as well as expand upon its offerings and outreach throughout the country. Council Chair: Jessica Cates, CrowdSource
The Governance committee upholds the standards and integrity of NACE's national election process. It coordinates election efforts, reviews all potential candidates for elections to ensure they meet the minimum criteria required for each position and conducts the election process at Experience Conference, where elections take place every two years. Committee Chair: Lisa Hopkins, CPCE, CMP, Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa
The Awards committee is responsible for setting awards criteria for chapter and industry awards. The annual NACE Awards program is held each year in July. Committee Chair: TBD