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Member Services and Events

Matthew Wales

Matthew Wales

Vice President, Member Services & Events
Phone: 202-478-4597
mwales@aacte.org

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Matthew Wales began his professional career as a high school teacher in his home town of Wilkinson, Indiana in August 2002. Upon moving to Washington, D.C. in May 2003, he began working as an information and marketing specialist for the Educational Research Service (ERS). His skills were used to assist in researching current education issues, while also providing guidance on the organization’s membership and marketing efforts.

In July 2006, Wales joined the staff of AACTE as the coordinator for state relations, overseeing AACTE’s state chapter management. In October 2007, he transitioned internally to the associations’ Meetings and Events team, where among his many responsibilities were site selection and contracting, management of volunteer programming, content development, governance support, and the implementation of AACTE Annual Meetings (11 and counting!). In his current position, he provides program management, business development, constituent services and event coordination and implementation expertise to the association’s Membership and Events team.

Wales is a graduate of Wabash College where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and German, with an area of concentration in secondary education. He also earned his Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation from the Events Industry Council in 2010. Wales is an active member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI), and has served both as the president of the Potomac Chapter of MPI and on several global committees. He is a member of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, and currently serves on several advisory councils designed to enhance and improve the events industry.


Linda Minor

Director of Meetings & Events
Phone: 202-478-4593
lminor@aacte.org


Meghan Grenda

Director of Membership
Phone: 202-478-4569
mgrenda@aacte.org


Christine Chirichella

Director, Marketing & Public Relations
Phone: (202) 478-4502
cchirichella@aacte.org


Gloriatine Jones

Senior Manager, Member Services & Events
Phone: 202-478-4516
gjones@aacte.org


Katrina Norfleet

Katrina Norfleet

Assistant Director, Communications & Digital Engagement
Phone: 202-478-4517
knorfleet@aacte.org


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Matthew Wales

Matthew Wales

Vice President, Member Services & Events
Phone: 202-478-4597
mwales@aacte.org

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Christine Chirichella

Director, Marketing & Public Relations
Phone: (202) 478-4502
cchirichella@aacte.org


Matthew Wales

Matthew Wales

Vice President, Member Services & Events
Phone: 202-478-4597
mwales@aacte.org

View Biography


Linda Minor

Director of Meetings & Events
Phone: 202-478-4593
lminor@aacte.org


Matthew Wales

Matthew Wales

Vice President, Member Services & Events
Phone: 202-478-4597
mwales@aacte.org

View Biography


Matthew Wales

Matthew Wales

Vice President, Member Services & Events
Phone: 202-478-4597
mwales@aacte.org

View Biography


Christine Chirichella

Director, Marketing & Public Relations
Phone: (202) 478-4502
cchirichella@aacte.org


Matthew Wales

Matthew Wales

Vice President, Member Services & Events
Phone: 202-478-4597
mwales@aacte.org

View Biography


Katrina Norfleet

Katrina Norfleet

Assistant Director, Communications & Digital Engagement
Phone: 202-478-4517
knorfleet@aacte.org


Jacqueline Rodriguez

Jacqueline Rodriguez, Ph.D

Vice President, Research, Policy, & Advocacy
Phone: 202-478-4501
jrodriguez@aacte.org

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Jacqueline E. King, Ph.D.

AACTE Consultant, Research, Policy, & Advocacy
Phone: 202-478-4587
jking@aacte.org


Jacqueline Rodriguez

Jacqueline Rodriguez, Ph.D

Vice President, Research, Policy, & Advocacy
Phone: 202-478-4501
jrodriguez@aacte.org

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Erica Miller

Human Resources Consultant
Phone: (202) 478-8035
HR@aacte.org


Information Technology


helpdesk@aacte.org


Weade James

Weadé W. James, Ph.D

Senior Director, Development and Research
Phone: 202-478-4591
wjames@aacte.org


Gloriatine Jones

Senior Manager, Member Services & Events
Phone: 202-478-4516
gjones@aacte.org


Meghan Grenda

Director of Membership
Phone: 202-478-4569
mgrenda@aacte.org


Gloriatine Jones

Senior Manager, Member Services & Events
Phone: 202-478-4516
gjones@aacte.org


Meghan Grenda

Director of Membership
Phone: 202-478-4569
mgrenda@aacte.org


Janae Blanscet

Janae Blanscet

Executive Assistant to the President & CEO
Phone: (202) 478-4505
JBlanscet@aacte.org


Christine Chirichella

Director, Marketing & Public Relations
Phone: (202) 478-4502
cchirichella@aacte.org


Matthew Wales

Matthew Wales

Vice President, Member Services & Events
Phone: 202-478-4597
mwales@aacte.org

View Biography


Information Technology


helpdesk@aacte.org


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