CEC Workgroups

Workgroups are established by the Board of Directors and are assigned a specific charge and outcomes to be completed within a designated period of time. Workgroup members have knowledge, skills, and expertise in a particular area of strategic importance to the Council. The workgroup chair reports to the Board of Directors through the President Elect.

Governance Assessment Workgroup


1. Analyze the size, composition, and charges of CEC’s Board of Directors, committees (standing and non-standing), and advisory groups and make recommendations to address inefficiencies, if any, and incorporate best practices from the field of association management;
2. Develop systems or policies to facilitate adaptability and promote innovation within CEC’s committees, workgroups and advisory groups; and 
3. Establish a process for on-going review of CEC’s governance structure(s).

James P. Heiden, Chair

Robin Brewer

Christy Chambers

Denise Drinkwalter

Margaret McLaughlin

Jane Quenneville

IDEA Reauthorization Recommendations Workgroup

Charge: To solicit input from the membership to develop CEC’s IDEA reauthorization principles and recommendations.

Tim Lewis, Chair

Kaitlyn Brennan

Gwendolyn Cartledge

Vivian Correa

John Eisenberg

Linda Lewis

Brandi Simonsen

Russell Skiba

Martha Thurlow

Sharon Walsh

Denise Whitford

Phyllis Wolfram

Mitchell Yell

Gayle Zavala