Leadership

EDmarket's Leadership Structure:

Executive Committee Board of Directors Councils Committees

Executive Committee

Decides on Association policies and give final approval for all recommendations from EDmarket leadership groups.


Chair
Jolene P. Levin
Jolene Levin LLC

Chair-Elect
Darlene Akers
Akers Business Solutions

First Vice-Chair
Deborah L. Kerr
St. Francis School District

Second Vice-Chair
Rhonda Ellington
Lone Star Furnishings, LLC

Secretary
Frank A. Viele
WB Mason

Treasurer
John Gardner
Palmer Hamilton, LLC

Past Chair
Mark Hubbard
Paragon Furniture, Inc.

Director at-Large
Bryan Ballegeer
KI

Director at-Large
Steve Samikkannu
AmTab Manufacturing Corporation

Director at-Large
Jeanne Swift
MooreCo Inc.

Staff Liaison
Jim McGarry
Education Market Association

Board of Directors

The mission of the Board of Directors is to oversee the programs and activities of all EDmarket committees and councils and make recommendations to the Executive Committee for future guidance to committee and council activities. They shall keep a close watch on new trends and developments which may affect our industry and make suitable recommendations to the Executive Committee for future action.


Chair
Jolene P. Levin
Jolene Levin LLC

Chair-Elect
Darlene Akers
Akers Business Solutions

First Vice-Chair
Deborah L. Kerr
St. Francis School District

Second Vice-Chair
Rhonda Ellington
Lone Star Furnishings, LLC

Secretary
Frank A. Viele
WB Mason

Treasurer
John Gardner
Palmer Hamilton, LLC

Past Chair
Mark Hubbard
Paragon Furniture, Inc.

Executive Committee: at-Large
Bryan Ballegeer
KI

Executive Committee: at-Large
Steve Samikkannu
AmTab Manufacturing Corporation

Executive Committee: at-Large
Jeanne Swift
MooreCo Inc.

Director at-Large
Jill Ackers-Clayton
VS America, Inc.

Director at-Large
Berj Akian
ClassLink

Director at-Large
Mark R. Beebe, AIA NCARB RID LEED
Ratio Design

Director At-Large
Robert Dickson
Wichita Public Schools

Director At-Large
Jessica Morales
Chula Vista Esd

Architect & Designer Council Seat
Brian G. Minnich, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Architecture for Education, Inc.

Distribution Council Seat
Dainen Tolman
Business Furniture LLC

EdTech Council Seat
Angela Nelson
Stages Learning Materials

Education Innovation Council Seat
Tammy A. Andreyko
Quaker Valley School District

Equipment Manufacturers Council Seat
Vincenzo DeMartino
Aarco Products, Inc.

Retail Council Seat
Macey Young
Educate & Celebrate

Staff Liaison
Jim McGarry
Education Market Association

Councils

The mission of the Education Market Association Councils and Committees is to:

  • Generate ideas for possible implementation
  • Contribute content to information-based products and services
  • Analyze problems and propose solutions
  • Oversee program effectiveness to evaluate and sustain quality
  • Develop new products and services
  • Mentor new members
  • Share your views on issues affecting the industry

Architect & Designer Council

Develops recommendations relating to the distribution, marketing, and control functions of the A&D member community.


Chiar
Brian G. Minnich, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Architecture for Education, Inc.


Kristen M. Ambrose
HKS, Inc.


Mark R. Beebe, AIA NCARB RID LEED
Ratio Design


Ian Kilpatrick, AIA, NCARB
DLR Group


James LaPosta, Jr, FAIA
JCJ Architecture


Scott Moir, AIA, CPD, CDT
GWWO Architects


Robin R. Randall, FAIA, ALEP, LEED BD
Legat Architects


David Reid, AIA
Multistudio


Lennie Scott-Webber, AIA
INSYNC: Education Research + Design


Melissa T. Thompson
Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP


Terance White, AIA, NCARB
Naylor Wentworth Lund

Staff Liaison
Adrienne Dayton
Education Market Association

Distribution Council

Develops recommendations relating to the distribution, marketing, and control functions of the full-line distributor.


Chair
Dainen Tolman
Business Furniture LLC


Brian Basanda
Brezach Solutions Inc.


Elizabeth Carter-Thibodeaux
Frost-Barber


Rhonda Ellington
Lone Star Furnishings, LLC


Aaron Evans
Kay-Twelve, LLC


Joe Ingolia
Educational Environments


Sylvia Myers
Schoolhouse Products, Inc.


Jennifer N. Saracevic
Jennifer Nelson, LLC


Mary Sauvageau
Red Thread

Staff Liaison
Karen Prince
Education Market Association

Edtech Council

Develops recommendations relating to the technology, marketing, and control functions of members.


    Chair
    Angela Nelson
    Stages Learning Materials


    Berj Akian
    ClassLink


    Chuck Amos
    The Amos Group


    Tom A. Brennan
    School Outfitters


    Amy Delcorvo
    NYSCATE


    Robert Dickson
    Wichita Public Schools


    Kathy Hurley
    Kathy Hurley, LLC

    Staff Liaison
    Jim McGarry
    Education Market Association

Education Innovation Council

Develops recommendations relating to the education, facility, and control functions of the education institution member community.


    Chair
    Tammy A. Andreyko
    Quaker Valley School District


    Lisa D. Brachey
    Metro Nashville Public Schools


    John P. Drag, Jr.
    Charter School Associates, Inc.


    Deborah L. Kerr
    St. Francis School District


    Justin Rexing, CTS-D
    Western Kentucky University

    Staff Liaison
    Heather Tuley
    Education Market Association

Equipment Manufacturers Council

Develops recommendations relating to the distribution, marketing, and control functions of the equipment member.


    Chair
    Vincenzo DeMartino
    Aarco Products, Inc.

    Vice Chair
    Katelyn Forcucci
    EduKater's Corner


    Remco Bergsma
    MiEN Company Inc.


    Michael Chefalo
    Brodart


    Richard Davidson, II
    Marco Group, Inc.


    Jay Freundlich
    National Public Seating


    Jason Grant
    Fleetwood


    Jeremy Leffring
    Fomcore, LLC


    John McLaughlin
    Global Furniture Group


    Tracy Struttmann
    Gratnells Ltd.

    Staff Liaison
    Scott L. Beyer
    Education Market Association

Committees

Chairman’s Advisory Committee

Advises Chair and selects the John L. Spalding (JLS) Memorial Scholarship winners.



    Angela Nelson
    Stages Learning Materials


    James D. Johnson, II
    CPJ2 LLC


    Mark Hubbard
    Paragon Furniture, Inc.

    Staff Liaison
    Jim McGarry
    Education Market Association

Finance & Audit Committee

Submits the budget for Executive Committee approval and monitors EDmarket’s investment strategies.


    Treasurer
    John Gardner
    Palmer Hamilton, LLC

    Chair
    Jolene P. Levin
    Jolene Levin LLC

    Chair-Elect
    Darlene Akers
    Akers Business Solutions

    Past Chair
    Mark Hubbard
    Paragon Furniture, Inc.

    Staff Liaison
    Jim McGarry
    Education Market Association

Nominating Committee

Reviews nominations selected by members for EDmarket leadership positions and recommends a slate of nominees.


    Chair
    Mark Hubbard
    Paragon Furniture, Inc.


    Darlene Akers
    Akers Business Solutions


    Tammy A. Andreyko
    Quaker Valley School District


    Vincenzo DeMartino
    Aarco Products, Inc.


    John Gardner
    Palmer Hamilton, LLC


    Deborah L. Kerr
    St. Francis School District


    Jolene P. Levin
    Jolene Levin LLC


    Brian G. Minnich, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Architecture for Education, Inc.


    Angela Nelson
    Stages Learning Materials


    Dainen Tolman
    Business Furniture LLC


    Frank A. Viele
    WB Mason


    Macey Young
    Educate & Celebrate

    Staff Liaison
    Jim McGarry
    Education Market Association

    Staff Liaison
    Karen Prince
    Education Market Association

Voting for the 2024 Board of Directors is Now Closed:

Nomination Process:

Leadership Structure:

The Education Market Association is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of member company and member individual employees within the educational industry who volunteer their time to guide the future of the Association


Scholarships & Awards

EDmarket scholarship and award programs are a major part of promoting the next generation of leaders and recognizing outstanding service industry. Learn more about John L. Spalding Memorial Scholarship and the David McCurrach Distinguished Service Award.

Not Yet a Member?

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Questions?

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