Leadership & Governance

Executive Committee

AASA is the premier association for school system leaders and serves as the national voice for public education and district leadership on Capitol Hill

Its practicing superintendents and other school system leaders establish and oversee AASA's goals.

AASA's governance structure engages the considerable talents of its diverse, dynamic membership. This structure assures that AASA is truly a national organization with an agenda that reflects the viewpoints of school administrators throughout the country.

AASA Governing Board

AASA policy is set by its 135-member Governing Board, drawn from seven distinct U.S. geographic regions. The Governing Board meets twice each year.

Membership on the AASA Governing Board is based upon the number of eligible voting members in each state affiliate. Each state affiliate is guaranteed at least two representatives on the Governing Board.

Governing Board members have dual responsibilities. They represent their home state on the Governing Board and they report the work of the Governing Board to their home state affiliate. Through the Governing Board elected representatives, members have a voice in AASA decision making.

AASA Region Map
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Governing Board  Regions:

  • Region 1: AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, WA, WY
  • Region 2: AR, AZ, CO, KS, NM, OK, TX, UT
  • Region 3: IA, MI, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI
  • Region 4: IL, IN, KY, MO, OH, Canada
  • Region 5: AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA
  • Region 6: DC, DE, MD, NJ, PA, WV
  • Region 7: CT, MA, ME, NH,  NY, RI, VT

View the Governing Board Roster

AASA Executive Committee

The 21-member Executive Committee meets quarterly and conducts the ongoing business of the organization between the two meetings of the Governing Board.

Executive Committee members are elected or appointed. Each of the seven regions elects at least two members. The president-elect appoints one member-at-large. The member-at-large represents an under-represented segment of the membership on the Executive Committee.

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AASA Elections

AASA holds elections annually for president-elect and the executive committee.

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Affiliated State Associations

Every state, except Hawaii, has a state administrators association which is affiliated with AASA.

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View the State Association Executives Roster

Upcoming Governance Meetings
Executive Committee
  • January 10 - 12, 2024 | Meeting, Alexandria, VA
  • February 13, 2024, 6pm PT | Briefing, San Diego, CA (preceding the National Conference on Education)
  • May 1 - 2, 2024 | Meeting, New Orleans, LA
  • July 8, 2024, 3pm ET | Meeting, Washington, DC (preceding the Legislative Advocacy Conference)
    • July 8, 2024, 1 - 3pm ET | New Member Orientation, Washington, DC
    • July 9 - 11, 2024 | Governing Board Meeting, Washington, DC
  • September 19, 2024, 1 - 5pm | Meeting, Virtual
Governing Board
  • February 14, 2024, 8:30am PT | Meeting, San Diego, CA (preceding the National Conference on Education)
  • July 9 - 11, 2024 | Meeting, Washington, DC (in conjunction with the Legislative Advocacy Conference)

Questions? Contact Kat Sturdevant at ksturdevant@aasa.org

Past Presidents

Past Presidents

2022-23: Shari Camhi
2021-22: Paul Imhoff
2020-21: Kristi Wilson
2019-20: Deborah Kerr
2018-19: Chris Gaines
2017-18: Gail Pletnick
2016-17: Alton L. Frailey
2015-16: David R. Schuler
2014-15: David K. Pennington
2013-14: Amy F. Sichel
2012-13: Benny L. Gooden
2011-12: Patricia E. Neudecker
2010-11: Edgar B. Hatrick
2009-10: Mark T. Bielang
2008-09: Randall H. Collins
2007-08: Sarah Jerome
2006-07: Eugene White
2005-06: David Gee
2004-05: Don Kussmaul
2002-04: John Lawrence
2001-02: Don Hooper
2000-01: Ben Canada
1999-2000: Joe Cirasuolo
1998-99: Dan Domenech
1997-98: Karl Hertz
1996-97: Don Thompson
1995-96: Homer Kearns
1994-95: Roland “Goldie” Haun
1993-94: Robert Fox
1991-92: William P. Morris
1990-91: Eriing W. Clausen
1989-90: A. Dean Speicher
1988-89: Raymond 0. Shelfcon
1987-88: June Gabler
1986-87: Earl E. Ferguson
1985-86: Dwight M. Davis

1984-85: William B. Royster
1983-84: Gale T. Bartow
1982-83: Lloyd C. Nielsen
1981-82: William G. Stevenson
1980-81: Richard Dwight Miller
1979-80: Olin W. Stratton
1978-79: Norman R. Hall
1977-78: Dana P. Whitmer
1976-77: Frank Dick
1975-76: H. Vaughn Phelps
1974-75: Norman B. Scharer
1973-74: William L. Austin
1972-73: Paul A. Miller
1971-72: John Blank Geissinger
1970-71: Harold Henry Eibiing
1969-70: Arnold Wirt Salisbury
1968-69: John Lewis Miller
1967-68: William Henry Curtis
1966-67: Harold Spears
1965-66: George Bernard Brain
1964-65: John Winfield Payne
1963-64: Natt Bryant Burbank
1962-63: Irby Brewster Carruth
1961-62: Benjamin Coppage Willis
1960-61: Porrest Edward Conner
1959-60: Martin Walker Essex
1958-59: Clinton Conroy Trillingham
1957-58: Philip J. Hickey
1956-57: Paul James Misner
1955-56: Henry Irving Willefct
1954-55: Jordan Louis Larson
1953-54: Lawrence Gridley Derthick
1952-53: Virgil Madison Rogers
1951-52: Kenneth Edison Oberholtzer
1950-51: Warren Travis White
1949-50: John Lewis Bracken
1948-49: Willard Edward Goslin
1947-48: Herold Christian Hunt
1946-47: Henry Harrington Hill
1945-46: Charles H. Lake
1944-45: Nickolaus Louis Englehardt
1943-44: Worth McClure
1942-43: Homer Willare Anderson
1941-42: William Howard Pillsbury
1940-41: Carroll Roscoe Reed
1939-40: Ben George Graham
1938-39: John Anherst Sexson
1937-38: Charles Bowles Glenn
1936-37: Archie Loyd Threlkeld
1935-36: Alexander Jerry Stoddard
1934-35: Edison Ellsworth Oberholfczer
1933-34 Paul Clifford Stetson
1931-32: Milton Chase Potter
1930-31: Edwin Cornelius Broome
1929-30: Norman Robert Crozier
1928-29: Frank Cody
1927-28: Joseph Marr Gwinn
1926-27 Randall Judson Condon
1925-26 Frank Washington Ballou
1924-25: William McAndrew
1923-24: Payson Smith
1922-23: John Harrie Beveridge
1921-22: Robinson Godfrey Jones
1920-21: Calvin Noyes Kendall
1919-20: Ellis U. Graff
1918-19: Ernest Dark Hartwell
1917-18: Thomas Edward Finegan
1916-17: John Daniel Shoop
1915-16: Morris Purdy Shawkey
1914-15: Henry Snyder
1913-14: Ben Blewett
1912-13: Franklin Benjamin Dyer
1911-12: Charles Ernest Chadsey
1910-11: William Mehard Davidson
1909-10: Stratton Duluth Brooks
1908-09: William Harris Elson
1907-08: Frank B. Cooper
1906-07: William Wallace Stetson
1905-06: John Wesley Carr
1904-05: Edwin Gilbert Cooley
1903-04: Henry Ponderter Emerson
1902-03: Charles M. Jordan
1901-02: Gustavus Richard Glenn
1900-01: Lorenzo Dow Harvey
1899-1900: Augustus S. Downing
1898-99: Edgar H. Mark
1897-98: Nathan C. Schaeffer
1896-97: Charles Benajah Gilbert
1895-96: Lewis Henry Jones
1894-95: Williain Henry Maxwell
1893-94: David Litchard Kiehle
1892-93: Edward Brooks
1891-92: Henry Sabin
1889-91: Andrew Slone Draper
1888-89: Fred McLean Campbell
1887-88: Newton Charles Dougherty
1886-87 Charles S. Young
1885-86 Warren Easton
1884-85 Leroy Decatur Brown
1883-84 Bernard L. Butcher
1882-83: Norman Allison Calkins
1881-82: William Henry Ruffner
1880-81: Albert Prescott Marble
1879-80: McFadden Alexander Newell
1877-79: James P. Wickersham
1875-76: Charles Selden Smart
1874-75: James Ormond Wilson
1873-74: Jesse H. Binford
1872-73: William Torry Harris
1871-72: John Hancock
1870-71: William Downs Henkle
1869-70: James Pyle Wickersham
1868-69: John Williams Bulkley
1866-68: Emerson Elbridge White
1865-66: Birdsey Grant Northrop
Past Executive Directors

2008-2023: Daniel A. Domenech
1994-2008: Paul D. Houston
1985-1994: Richard D. Miller
1971-1985: Paul B. Salmon
1963-1971: Forrest E. Conner (Executive Secretary)
1956-1963: Finis E. Engleman (Executive Secretary)
1954-1956: Worth McClure (Executive Secretary)
1921-1946: Sherwood D. Shankland (Executive Secretary)

AASA Mission Statement

AASA, The School Superintendents Association advocates for equitable access for all students to the highest quality public education, and develops and supports school system leaders.

Adopted February 14, 2018
AASA Governing Board

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