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Executive Committee

ACE is governed by elected officers and appointed directors, collectively referred to as the Executive Committee. All of the Executive Committee members are members of ACE and volunteer their time for ACE. The Executive Committee is comprised as follows:


PRESIDENT
     Jerry Willard

Basically, the President is responsible for the overall direction of ACE. The President appoints all of the directors (with approval of the other officers), supervises the performance of the other officers and directors, presides at the annual convention, chairs the business and Executive Committee meetings, authorizes all disbursements of funds, appoints the nominating committee for elections, and ensures that ACE's Constitution and Bylaws are met.

Jerry Willard

VICE-PRESIDENT
     David Lipnicky

The Vice-President assists the President with his or her duties. In the event that the President cannot continue in office for any reason, the Vice-President becomes the President until the next election.

David Lipnicky

SECRETARY
     Melinda Gaspari

The Secretary produces and maintains minutes from the annual business meeting and all Executive Committee meetings.

Cheri Armstrong

TREASURER
     Cheri Armstrong

The Treasurer maintains all of ACE's financial records, supervises deposits and disbursements at the direction of the President, prepares ACE's annual budget and financial statements, and assists the President in all financial planning.

Cheri Armstrong

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
     Dave Altman

The Immediate Past President serves on the Executive Committee after his or her term as President to help ensure a smooth transition for the next President.

Dave Altman

MEMBER SERVICES DIRECTOR
     Scott Short

The Member Services Director oversees the management of membership records and member issue resolution; solicitation of ACE member benefits and maintenance of benefits and discounts; organization's IT components, including systems, web site architecture, development, email, and databases; and design, purchase, marketing, distribution, sale, and reporting of ACE merchandise.

Scott Short

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
     Tim Baldwin

The Communications Director oversees the management of publicity of ACE's goals and activities to new and prospective members, media, amusement industry and general public; coordination of media interactions; promotion of ACE and its brands and offerings to prospective members, media, and amusement industry; and creation of online content such as ACE websites and social media.

Tim Baldwin

PUBLICATIONS DIRECTOR
     Lee Ann Draud

The Publications Director supervises the preparation of RollerCoaster! and ACE News and undertakes correspondence necessary for the completion of each issue.

Lee Ann Draud

HISTORY AND PRESERVATION DIRECTOR
     Lisa Zigweid

The History and Preservation Director leads ACE efforts to identify, conserve, and preserve roller coasters; document and maintain historic collections, materials, documentation, photographs and records related to roller coasters and ACE’s activities and archives; research and promote the history of roller coasters, ACE, and amusement parks; acquire coaster exhibits, photographs, records and equipment; assist in the establishment of a museum and archive facility; and maintain and publish a census with characteristics, conditions, and locations of operating and non-operating roller coasters.

David Dragun

REGION DIRECTOR
     Robert Ulrich

The Regional Representative Director appoints and supervises the Regional Representatives. The Regional Reps are appointed based upon zip codes. The reps communicate with members, welcome new members, and maintain ACE's good relations with the parks in their regions. Many of the reps also produce regional newsletters and organize local events so that more members can become involved even if they are unable to attend national events.

Robert Ulrich

EVENTS DIRECTOR
     Steve Berto

The Events Director plans and executes the annual convention and all ACE conferences with the President and oversees the processing and execution of event registrations for all ACE national and international events and other approved activities.

Steve Berto