Headquarters Staff


charityExecutive Director/Chief Executive Officer
Charity A. Quick, MBA CIA CCT
+1.304.2968444 x1102

The Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer serves as the chief staff officer and is appointed by the Board of Directors. She serves as a non-voting member of the board and is responsible for ensuring that AACE International fulfills its mission to be the recognized authority in Total Cost Management. She is also responsible for the operations of headquarters and the management of activities of AACE staff. The Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer also serves along with the President as a spokesperson for AACE.

janiceManager, Accounting and Administration
Janice L. Johnson, CPA
+1.304.2968444 x1107

The Manager, Accounting and Administration is responsible for the financial and tax reporting operations of AACE International, consistent with generally accepted accounting principles and approved budgets of the Association as well as human resources administration and management. The manager serves as staff liaison, with Executive Director, to Vice President – Finance and other board members as pertains to the financial and tax affairs of the Association.


MollyBurrowAccounting Assistant/Accounts Receivable
Molly Burrow
+1.304.2968444 x1118

The Accounting Assistant/Accounts Receivable staff member under the direction of the Manager, Accounting and Administration is responsible for reconciling and reporting all cash receipts, accounts receivable, and revenue deferrals. The assistant is also responsible for maintaining records of donation and section dues remittances. 

CarlosAccounting Assistant/Accounts Payable
Carlos Lee
+1.304.2968444 x1101

The Accounting Assistant/Accounts Payable staff member under the direction of the Manager, Accounting and Administration is responsible for processing and recording all Association bills and accruing all payables. The assistant is also responsible for maintaining records of prepaid expenses and depreciation.

Information Technology

Ryan2Manager, Information Technology
Ryan Schwertfeger
+1.304.2968444 x1119

The Manager, Information Technology oversees all IT functions at headquarters and handles the association's website and AMS functions.

gregTechnical Operations Coordinator
Greg Carte
+1.304.2968444 x1116

The Technical Operations Coordinator provides support and assistance to the IT department. He also assists the Technical Guidance department in the preparation and editing of technical documents.

Certification and Membership

Penny1Manager, Certification and Membership
Penny Whoolery
+1.304.2968444 x1104

Our Certification and Membership Manager is responsible for the overall management of the Certification Program and membership, while overseeing the day-to-day certification operations and serves as the staff liaison to the Certification Board. Responsible for program efficiency and accuracy and ensuring compliance with policies and procedures set forth by the Certification Board and accreditation agencies, the Certification and Membership Manager should be contacted for questions or issues related to these areas.
ValCredentialing Analyst
Valerie Smith
+1.304.2968444 x1112

Our Credentialing Analyst is primarily responsible for the pre-examination and post-examination credentials of certification candidates, to include eligibility verification documentation, providing clearance to eligible candidates, processing and tracking of certification technical papers, specialty memo/essays, and professional paper/reports pertaining to the various certification exams offered by AACE, and ensuring proper awarding of AACE designations to successful candidates. The Credentialing Analyst also provides administrative support to the Certification Department and should be contacted for all issues related to exam eligibility and current examination status.

SaraPeters2SmCertification Administrator
Sara Peters
+1.304.2968444 x1110

Our Certification Administrator is responsible for the overall administration of certification examination registration and recertification program management. Major responsibilities: provide program guidance and support to examination candidates and assist active certificants in the maintenance of their AACE International certification.

KristinaAtkinsonAdministrative Assistant
Kristina Atkinson

Our Administrative Assistant provides administrative support and assistance to the certification and membership departments.

GinaM2Coordinator, Member Services
Gina Mazzetti
+1.304.2968444 x1105

The Coordinator, Member Services is responsible for coordinating the membership application process, dues renewals, maintaining member records, and responding to inquiries for membership information. She also oversees the Corporate/Organizational Membership Program (COMP).


teriManager, Education
Teri Jefferson, CMP
+1.304.2968444 x1120

Our Manager, Education is responsible for the management of the Approved Education Provider (AEP) program, the Mentoring Program, and the Scholarship program, while overseeing the day-to-day operations of AACE International education products and programs. The Manager, Education also serves as the staff liaison to the Education Board and is responsible for ensuring education products and programs are in compliance with the policies and procedures set forth by the Education Board. The Manager, Education should be contacted for questions or issues related to these areas.

Governance, Marketing and Meetings

jennieDirector, Governance, Marketing, and Meetings
Jennie Amos
+1.304.2968444 x1106

The Director, Governance, Marketing, and Meetings manages the governance, marketing, advertising, and promotional activities of the Association. She serves as a liaison to the Headquarters Staff as required and is a member of the Marketing Advisory Committee, Women in Project Controls Committee, Diversity Task Force, and Young Professionals Committee. Contact her if you are in need of marketing materials for your Section, if you have questions about marketing for the Association, AACE-News (electronic newsletter), surveys, or the specialty committees/task forces she works on.

CassieBusiness Development Coordinator
Cassie LoPiccolo
+1.304.2968444 x1122

The Business Development Coordinator manages the advertising and sales for AACE’s publications (Cost Engineering journal and Source magazine), AACE website banner ads, AACE International Conference and Expo Exhibits, the AACE Career Center, and sponsorship for all AACE events including the Conference & Expo.
Meetings Administrative Assistant
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+1.304.2968444 x1109

The Meetings Administrative Assistant manages the activities, schedules, and events for the AACE International Conference & Expo and any other meetings held throughout the year, including working with outside vendors, hotels, and appropriate members of staff.

Technical Guidance

xianDirector, Technical Guidance
Christian Heller
+1.304.2968444 x1117

The Director, Technical Guidance serves as the staff liaison to the Technical Board. Contact him if you are looking for sources of technical information and/or support, have questions about the technical program at the AACE International Conference & Expo, or our discussion forums.


marvinManaging Editor
Marvin Gelhausen
+1.304.2968444 x1111

The Managing Editor oversees and manages the pre-press production of all AACE electronic and print publications, including the peer-reviewed Cost Engineering journal, Source magazine, and AACE International Conference & Expo Transactions. He works with our associate boards to take volunteer authored study guides and AACE body of knowledge publications from draft format to print-on-demand available publications through CreateSpace and Amazon.com. The Managing Editor also receives any e-mails about copyright questions, permission to use requests, reprint authorizations, submission of abstracts and manuscripts, subscription delivery issues, as well as AACE Constitution and Bylaws questions. The Managing Editor manages and oversees the annual AACE election of officers.

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