National Leadership

National Officers

Name Office Term Ends
Becki Lawver
President 2023
Jonathan Velez
President Elect
Mike Retallick
 Past- President
Gaea Hock
Secretary  2023
Shannon Arnold
Treasurer 2024
Theresa Murphrey
Assistant Treasurer
Jim Connors
Historian 2023
Kasee Smith
V.P. - Communications 2024
Neil Knobloch
V.P. - North Central Region 2022
Stacy Vincent
V.P. - Southern Region 2023
Erica Irlbeck
V.P. - Western Region 2022
 Marilyn Trefz
Association Manager


Member Services Committee

Name Office Term Ends
S. "Boot" Chumbley Chair 2023
Adam Cletzer Chair-elect   2023


Program Improvement Committee

Name Office Term Ends
Avery Culbertson
Chair 2023
Buddy McKendree
Chair-elect 2023

    Professional Development Committee

Name Office Term Ends
Sarah LaRose Chair 2023
Shelli Rampold Chair-elect 2023

                                Research Committee

 Name  Office  Term Ends
Dusty Perry  Chair  2023
Tyson Sorensen  Chair-elect  2023

Journal of Agricultural Education

Don Edgar  Editor  2021- 2023

JAE Editing Managing Board

 Name  Region  Term Ends
 Scott Smalley  North Central-Chair  2020
 Hui Hui Wang
 North Central  2021
 Jason McKibben
 North Central  2022
 Joey Blackburn
 Southern - Chair
 John Ricketts
 Southern  2021
 Chris Clemons
 Southern - Chair-elect
 Lori Moore
 Western  2020
 Josh Stewart
 Western - Secretary
 Kellie Enns  Western  2022

Poster Review & Submission Manager
Gaea Hock (2018-2023)

Manuscript Review & Submission Manager
Jon Ulmer (2022-2025)

AAAE Representatives for Other Organizations



Term Ends

Brian Myers
 NCAC-024 Representative  2024

Amy Smith

National Council for Ag Ed


Aaron McKim

National FFA Board of Directors


Jessica Blythe

National FFA Board of Directors


John Simonsen

National FFA Foundation


Avery Culbertson

FFA Alumni Council 2023
Matt Mars

Journal of Natural Sciences Education Representative  - Ag Ed


Kasee Smith

National FFA Awards & Recognition Committee


Donna Westfall-Rudd

Adult Consultant FFA Officer Selection Committee


Cathy DiBenedetto

National Postsecondary Ag State Org. Board Director


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