Dr. Lynn M. Gangone, CAE has served as AACTE’s President & CEO since 2017, her fourth higher education association leadership role. As President & CEO Gangone oversees the work of an international association dedicated to advancing educator preparation. As a campus senior administrator, lobbyist and policy analyst, association executive, and dean/faculty member, Gangone brings a unique perspective to her work. Her professional experience includes work at the New York State and New Jersey State Education Departments, American Council on Education, Maryland Independent College and University Association, University of Denver, and Centenary University (NJ). She has held faculty appointments at two Colleges of Education, George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development and at University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education. Gangone received an Ed.D. and M.Ed. from Columbia University Teachers College; an M.S. and C.A.S. from the University at Albany, State University of New York; and a B.A. from The College of New Rochelle. She is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) through ASAE, a member of the class of 2010 Harvard Institute for Educational Management (IEM) and is certified through Trustee Leadership Development. She serves on several education and association boards. Dr. Gangone is a sought-after TEDx speaker and commentator, featured in national publications such as The New York Times, Time, USA Today, and The Washington Post.