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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:

     Robert Ulrich

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 disbursements of funds, appoints the nominating committee for elections, and ensures that ACE's Constitution and Bylaws are met.

     Jeff Niemiec

The Vice President assists the President with his or her duties, performs such other duties as may be assigned by the President and shall serve as President until the next election should the President be unable to continue in office for any reason.

     Lisa Zagarella

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

     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.

     Jerry Willard

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 and shall perform such duties as may be assigned by the President.

     Jeremy Delong

The Membership Director oversees the recruitment and retention efforts for all ACE members; resolution of member issues; recruitment and management of volunteers; solicitation and maintenance of ACE member benefits and discounts; and purchasing, marketing, distribution, sale and reporting of ACE merchandise.

     Elizabeth Ringas

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.

     Lee Ann Draud

The Publications Director supervises the preparation and publication of RollerCoaster!, ACE News and the annual calendar; undertakes correspondence necessary for the completion of each issue; and oversees the maintenance of the ACE photo archive.

     David Dragun

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.

     Chris Kraftchick

The Region Director Director supervises the performance of all Regional Representatives and appoints Regional Representatives with the approval of the President.

     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.

     Scott Short

The Operations Director oversees the management of membership records; the organizations’ information technology components, including systems, website architecture, development, email and databases; and supports the efforts with the implementation of tools and technology for the benefit of the club.