IACET Board of Directors

The IACET Board of Directors provides governance and oversight in furthering the our mission and vision. Board members reflect IACET’s membership and constituent groups. They come from IACET Accredited Providers or hold an individual membership in the association, with a majority elected by the IACET general membership.

The IACET Board of Directors includes IACET Board Officers and not more than fifteen other members. The Chief Executive Officer, Chair of the IACET Council on Standards Development, and the Chair of the IACET Commission serve as ex-officio, non-voting members.

Paul Cypher Member
October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2022

CypherWorx, Inc.
Rochester, NY

Paul Cypher is the founder and CEO of CypherWorx. Paul first discovered a love for learning and software programming as a self-described "tech geek" at a young age. In his early teens, he built computers and programmed simple machines by assembling mail-order computer parts. Through his career as a nonprofit executive, Paul managed several projects that included technology and software development, and also managed teams that required annual certifications and training. In 2009, Paul became a true entrepreneur and married his two loves—learning and software—when he founded CypherWorx to provide annual required training to those who need it. CypherWorx provides a unique holistic model for training and professional development. Paul's team of talented professionals provides content and systems to make it easier for organizations to assign, create, and track required training needs. CypherWorx is proud to support universities, K-12 educators, child care providers, cultural and social service agencies, fire and EMS providers, unions, and small business clients that have a need to constantly train their members and employees. This focus allows Paul and the team at CypherWorx to accomplish their goals of making their passion their work, and making a difference in the world.

Jennifer Hofmann Member
October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2022

InSync Training
Portsmouth, NH

Jennifer Hofmann, virtual classroom and blended learning pioneer, is Founder and President of InSync Training. Her entirely virtual consulting firm specializes in the design and delivery of engaging, innovative, and effective modern blended learning. Under Jennifer’s expert leadership, Inc. 500|5000 named InSync training the?10th?Fastest Growing Education Company in the U.S. in 2013, the?20th?Fastest Growing Education Company in 2014, and to their Inc. 5000 list for four consecutive years. Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network,?Forbes Most Powerful Women Issue, The?NativeAdVantage, and Goldman Sachs 10000 Small Businesses have all recognized her entrepreneurial drive.

Jennifer has written, and contributed to, a number of well-received and highly-regarded books including:?The Synchronous Trainer’s Survival Guide: Facilitating Successful Live Online Courses, Meetings, and Events,?Live and Online!: Tips, Techniques, and Ready to Use Activities for the Virtual Classroom, and?Tailored Learning: Designing the Blend That Fits?with Dr. Nanette Miner. Her latest book, Blended Learning (ATD, 2018), introduces a new instructional design model that addresses the needs of the modern workplace and modern learners.

Jennifer frequently presents in-person and online for leading learning organizations including Training Magazine, The Association for Talent Development (ATD), eLearning Guild, Training Industry, and Training Mag Network. Subscribe to Jennifer’s blog?Getting InSync?and connect with her on?LinkedIn?for new content and timely insight.? 

Paula Horwitz Member
October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2022

The ARVC Foundation- working as ARVC
Centennial, CO

Paula is the executive director of education and events for the National Association of RV Park and Campgrounds where she leads the development and implementation of online and blended learning opportunities for members of the outdoor hospitality industry.  Paula also serves as the executive director of the ARVC Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit offering educational scholarships to promote growth and learning in the outdoor hospitality industry, as well as Disaster Relief grants to those in the industry impacted by natural disasters.

Passionate about providing opportunity for others to find success, Paula’s work over the past 20 years has focused on providing accessible learning that is immediately applicable and leaves a lasting impact.

Paula earned an M. in Curriculum and Instructional Design from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, as well as an M.A. in Liberal Studies from the University of Denver.  Paula will begin her Doctoral studies in 2020.

David Ortner Member
October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2022

Brookfield, WI

David Ortner is a learning, organization development, talent management, and human resources professional with over ten years of related experience, including global practice. Currently working for Pentair as an HR Manager, Ortner holds a Master of Education (EdM) in Human Resource Development from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Ortner previously served as the lead accreditation specialist for Rotary International's Global Headquarters (an IACET accredited provider), where he led professional development activities, including a comprehensive management development certificate program. In addition to his experience working with an IACET accredited provider, Ortner also served on the IACET Board of Directors, IACET Council on Standards Development, IACET Commission, and served on the IACET Communications Taskforce. Previously, Ortner was also an adjunct Faculty member at Northwestern College.


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