Leadership

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.

 EDmarket Bylaws

The Education Market Association’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
James D. Johnson, II
CPJ2 LLC

Chair-Elect
Mark Hubbard
Paragon Furniture, Inc.

First Vice-Chair
Jolene Levin
NorvaNivel

Second Vice-Chair
Darlene Akers
Akers Business Solutions

Secretary
Frank A. Viele
WB Mason

Treasurer
John Gardner
Palmer Hamilton, LLC

Director at-Large
Bryan Ballegeer
KI

Director at-Large
Jeanne Swift
MooreCo Inc.

Past Chair
Lee Stapp
OfficeScapes

Staff
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
James D. Johnson, II
CPJ2 LLC

Chair-Elect
Mark Hubbard
Paragon Furniture, Inc.

First Vice-Chair
Jolene Levin
NorvaNivel

Second Vice-Chair
Darlene Akers
Akers Business Solutions

Secretary
Frank A. Viele
WB Mason

Treasurer
John Gardner
Palmer Hamilton, LLC

Executive Committee: at-Large
Bryan Ballegeer
KI

Executive Committee: at-Large
Jeanne Swift
MooreCo Inc.

Past Chair
Lee Stapp
OfficeScapes

Director at-Large
Jill Ackers
Fielding International LLC

Director at-Large
Berj Akian
ClassLink

Director At-Large
Rachel Wisnefski
The Amos Group parent Company of SchoolBondFinder & SchoolNetwork

Director-at-Large
Thomas A. Eyeington
Socorro Independent School District

Director-at-Large
Jennifer Gilreath
Charter Schools USA

Distribution Council Seat
Rhonda Ellington
Lone Star Furnishings, LLC

EdTech Council Seat
Angela Nelson
Stages Learning Materials

Equipment Manufacturers Council Seat
Richard Davidson, II
Marco Group, Inc.

Retail Council Seat
Macey Young
Educate & Celebrate

Staff
Jim McGarry
Education Market Association

Councils

The mission of the Education Market Association Councils 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 and new tradeshow attendees
  • Share your view on issues affecting the industry

Architect & Designer Council

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

  • Mark G. Beebe, AIA NCARB RID LEED

    LANCER + BEEBE, LLC


  • John R. Dale, FAIA, LEED AP

    Harley Ellis Devereaux


  • James LaPosta, Jr, FAIA

    JCJ Architecture


  • Brian G. Minnich, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

    Architecture for Education, Inc.


  • Robin Randall, AIA, LEED BD + C

    Legat Architects


  • Lennie Scott-Webber, AIA

    INSYNC: Education Research + Design


  • Steven M. Shiver, FAIA, LEED AP

    NAC Architecture


  • 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
    Rhonda Ellington

    Lone Star Furnishings, LLC


  • Aaron Evans

    Kay-Twelve LLC


  • Duane H. Frager

    UnitedForGrowth LLC


  • Mark C. Lewis

    UnitedForGrowth LLC


  • Sylvia Myers

    Schoolhouse Products, Inc.


  • Jennifer N. Saracevic

    Jennifer Nelson, LLC


  • Mary Sauvageau

    Red Thread


  • Dainen Tolman

    Business Furniture LLC

  • Staff Liaison
    Karen Prince

    Education Market Association


Equipment Manufacturers Council

Develops recommendations relating to the distribution, marketing, and control functions of the equipment member.
  • Chair
    Richard Davidson, II

    Marco Group, Inc.


  • Jolene Levin

    NorvaNivel


  • Chris Courtnell

    CERTWOOD Limited


  • Vincenzo DeMartino

    Aarco Products, Inc.


  • Jay Freundlich

    National Public Seating


  • Murray Hudson

    Gratnells Ltd.


  • Richard Maas

    Screenflex Portable Partitions, Inc.


  • Terry Sullivan

    Fleetwood


  • Brian Vaillancourt

    Whitney Brothers

  • Staff Liaison
    Scott L. Beyer

    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


  • Adam Hall

    Microsoft


  • Kathy Hurley

    Kathy Hurley, LLC


  • Tom A. Brennan

    School Outfitters

  • Staff
    Jim McGarry

    Education Market Association



Committees

The mission of the Education Market Association 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 and new tradeshow attendees
  • Share your view on issues affecting the industry

Chairman’s Advisory Committee

Advises Chair and selects the JLS Scholarship winners.

  • Tom A. Brennan

    School Outfitters


  • Greg Moore

    MooreCo Inc.


  • Angela Nelson

    Stages Learning Materials

  • Staff
    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
    James D. Johnson, II

    CPJ2 LLC


  • Lee Stapp

    OfficeScapes

  • Chair-Elect
    Mark Hubbard

    Paragon Furniture, Inc.

  • Staff
    Jim McGarry

    Education Market Association


Nominating Committee

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

  • Chair
    Angela Nelson

    Stages Learning Materials


  • Darlene Akers

    Akers Business Solutions


  • Rhonda Ellington

    Lone Star Furnishings, LLC


  • John Gardner

    Palmer Hamilton, LLC


  • Mark Hubbard

    Paragon Furniture, Inc.


  • James D. Johnson, II

    CPJ2 LLC


  • Jolene Levin

    NorvaNivel


  • Lee Stapp

    OfficeScapes


  • Frank A. Viele

    WB Mason

  • Staff Liaison
    Karen Prince

    Education Market Association


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