CAE Executive Director, Association for Career and Technical Education
Janet Bray serves as the Executive Director of the Association for Career and Technical Education, a not-for-profit association representing over 30,000 professionals across the United States. As Executive Director, Janet manages the staff and oversees the development of program services for the members of the association and the CTE profession. She provides leadership on a broad spectrum of education and workforce issues and directs the strategic public policy and public awareness efforts of the association. She also provides leadership and guidance to the ACTE Board of Directors, committees and related associations.
Janet represents the career and technical education profession and ACTE on a number of Boards and advisory groups including the Department of Labor Apprenticeship Advisory Committee, Home Builders Institute Board of Trustees, Manufacturing Skills Standards Council, National Coalition of Certification Centers, Friends of the National High School Center, America’s Promise Alliance Board of Trustees and the Board of the U.S. Partnership for Education for Environmental Sustainability.
Prior to joining ACTE, Janet was Executive Vice President of the National Association of Enrolled Agents where she oversaw a comprehensive strategic planning process, governance restructure and leadership development program. During her 37-year tenure in the association management profession, she has provided leadership to a variety of associations in strategic planning, education program development, outreach to related professions and publics and creation of innovative programs and services. She was instrumental in the development of a Youth Apprenticeship Program for the graphic arts industry in the State of Wisconsin and initiated the industry’s effort to develop national skill standards.
Janet has been active participant in the association community serving on the American Society of Association Executives Education Foundation Board of Directors, Greater Washington Society of Association Executives Board of Directors, and numerous association-related committees and councils. She has served as a speaker at numerous association conferences and seminars and has authored articles related to the association field. Janet holds a Bachelors Degree in History and Government from the University of Maryland and a Masters Degree in Adult Education from the George Washington University. Janet earned her Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential in 1991 and is a member of the distinguished ASAE Fellows Group.