Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors represents an experienced body of individuals bringing together their respective expertise from such diverse fields as business, government, jurisprudence and academia.
Their collective knowledge directs and informs the commitment, aims and standards of the election profession's premier organization for training and certification of election and voter registration administrators.
Susan Gill, CERA, was elected to the office of Citrus County Supervisor of Elections in 1996 and has been re-elected each term since. Ms. Gill is an active member of the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections serving as the FSASE president in 2005-2006. She has served as the chair of the Rules and Legislative committees and is currently the co-chair of the FSASE Vote Center Task Force. Ms. Gill has served on the State of Florida Help American Vote Act (HAVA) Planning Committee and the Election Assistance Commission workgroup to create the Vote by Mail/Absentee Ballot Election Management Guidelines in 2007. She is a Florida State Certified Supervisor of Elections, a Master Florida Certified Election Professional (MFCEP) and is a graduate of the National Election Center’s Certified Election and Registration Administrator (CERA) program. She also served on the Research Alliance for Accessible Voting (RAAV) Committee sponsored by the Federal Elections Assistance Commission.
Supervisor of Elections, Citrus County
120 N Apopka Ave, Inverness, FL 34450
352-341-6750 FAX: 352-341-6749
Kathleen Hale, JD, PhD., is an Associate Professor and MPA Program Director at Auburn University where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in election administration, public administration, and public policy. Her research focuses the capacity and outcomes of intergovernmental and organizational arrangements and has won awards from academics and practitioners. Dr. Hale also directs the Graduate Certificate in Election Administration at Auburn University and conducts research on applied questions in election administration. Together with Dr. Mitchell Brown, she conducts the Election Center Professional Measurement Project. Her most recent book, with Drs. Robert Montjoy and Mitchell Brown, is Administering Elections: How American Elections Work (Palgrave Macmillan 2015). She is the Book Review Editor for Election Law Journal and series editor for Palgrave MacMillan for its Election, Technology, and Voting series. She is the author of 5 books and numerous journal articles and is a frequent speaker on election matters around the country.
MPA Director, Department of Political Science, Auburn University
8030 Haley Center, Auburn, AL 36849
Ernest Hawkins, CERA, has worked on voter registration and elections consulting and research projects in numerous election jurisdictions, including work with the New York City Board of Elections. From 1980-2003, he was the appointed Registrar of Voters for Sacramento, California. Mr. Hawkins has held numerous positions with The Election Center and has been on its Board of Directors since its inception. He is also their Conference Programming Director and directs their Consulting Services Division. He was the National Association of County Recorders and Clerks President in 2000-2001. Mr. Hawkins co-chaired the NACo/NACRC Election Reform Commission, which published its recommendations in 2001. He served on the Federal Election Commission’s Advisory Panel and is currently a member of the Advisory Board for the United States Election Assistance Commission. Mr. Hawkins is a Certified Public Official with a concentration in Elections Administration and is a Certified Election and Registration Administrator (CERA).
Registrar of Voters, Sacramento County - Emeritus
P.O. Box 965, Elk Grove, CA 95624
916-686-7928 FAX: 916-686-8874
Dean Logan, CERA, is the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk for Los Angeles County, California -- the nation’s largest, most diverse and complex local election jurisdiction serving more than 5.2 million registered voters. In addition to serving as the ex officio Supervisor of Elections, the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk serves an estimated 3,500 customers daily in areas including real property; vital records of births, deaths and marriages; marriage licenses; civil marriage ceremonies; and business filings and other documents for Los Angeles County. Mr. Logan currently serves as President of the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials (CACEO) and the Pew Center on the States’ Voter Registration Modernization and Performance Index for Elections working groups. In 2007, Mr. Logan served as an international elections observer in Morocco on behalf of the National Democratic Institute (NDI). He is the recipient of the 2013 Los Angeles County Quality and Productivity Commission’s Chair Leadership Award and has been previously recognized for distinguished leadership by Sprint USA, the National Association of Community Leadership and the Election Verification Network.
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, Los Angeles County
12400 Imperial Highway, Suite 7001
Norwalk, CA 90650
Tim Mattice, CERA, is the Executive Director for the National Association of Election Officials (Election Center). Prior to his current role, he was the Director of Education and Training for the Election Center from 2006-2014. Tim was the Special Projects Coordinator at the New York State Board of Elections from 1995-2006. He has extensive training and program management experience working with state agencies and local county election offices, particularly in New York State. He worked as a Senior Trainer for SUNY Albany Sponsored Funds Program from 1984-1995. He has also done training for a major New York State corporation. Tim has a BA degree from the State University College at Potsdam and graduate work in Public Administration from SUNY Albany. Tim was awarded his Certified Election/Registration Administrator (CERA) designation from the Election Center in 2008.
Executive Director, The Election Center
21946 Royal Montreal Dr, Katy, TX 77450
281-396-4309 FAX: 281-396-4315
Alice Miller, Esq., currently serves as the Executive Director of the District of Columbia Board of Elections. Prior to returning to the Board of Elections as the Executive Director, Ms. Miller served as the Chief Operating Officer for the US Election Assistance Commission (EAC) a position she assumed in June 2008. Ms. Miller oversaw the day-to day operations at EAC in all program areas and served as the EAC’s Acting Executive Director for three years (May 2012-October 2015). No stranger to the DC Board of Elections (BOE), prior to her tenure at the EAC, Ms. Miller served as the former General Counsel and Executive Director of the DC BOE. She has also served as the president of the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED). She served on two of the EAC’s external advisory boards, the Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC), which assists the EAC in developing the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG), and the Standards Board. Before the creation of the EAC, Ms. Miller served on the Election Administration Advisory Panel for the Federal Election Commission.
13605 Petwyn Court
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Steve Moreno, CERA, is a thirty year Weld County resident, who has worked for Weld County since 1985. Moreno currently acts as the Pro-Tem Chair of the Board of Commissioners, and serves on the Upstate Colorado Economic Development Board and the Greeley Downtown Development Board, as well as the: Youth and Family Connections Executive Committee, Small Business Development Center Board, Northern Colorado Health Alliance, Highway 85 Coalition, Highway 34 Coalition, Mayors Bulls Eye, I-25 Coalition, Greeley Weld County Airport Authority, Weld County Emergency Medical/Trauma Service Council, Public Highway Authority and Front Range Communication Consortium. Additionally, Commissioner Moreno sits on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Elected Officials (Election Center.) Before being elected as a Commissioner, Moreno was sworn in as the 28th Weld County Clerk and Recorder, in which he served three terms from 2003-2014. He also served as Chief Deputy and Deputy Clerk for the Weld County Clerk and Recorder’s office. Before coming to Weld County, Commissioner Moreno served as Deputy Clerk for Otero County, Colorado.
Weld County Commissioner At Large
1150 O Street
PO Box 758
Greeley CO 80632
Phone: 970-336-7204 Ext. 4207
Cell: 970-373-8291 Fax: 970-336-7233
Robert Montjoy, PhD., is a University Research Professor and Deblois Endowment Director at the University of New Orleans and Professor Emeritus, Auburn University. Dr. Montjoy has studied and participated in the administration of elections for his entire academic career of over 40 years and is grateful to elections officials who have shared their knowledge with him. He along with Drs. Mitchell Brown and Kathleen Hale recently published a text book entitled Administering Elections How American Elections Work (Palgrave Macmillan 2015). While at Auburn, Dr. Montjoy prepared a comprehensive manual for local elections offices throughout Alabama. Later he served, part time, in the Alabama Secretary of State’s office and led Alabama’s implementation of a federal court order on the recruitment and training of poll workers. Retiring in 2004 as Professor and Assistant Vice President for Outreach at Auburn University, he moved to New Orleans, where he served as director of the Master of Public Administration program at UNO and as an election commissioner (poll worker) for absentee votes in the first election after Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Montjoy was one of the founders of the Election Center’s Professional Education Program and he has taught in it for over 20 years.
College of Urban and Public Affairs, 345 Math Building
University of New Orleans
2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70148
Julie Pearson, CERA, has proudly served on the Election Center Board since 1995. Ms. Pearson was involved in the first CERA classes and graduated with the first five in 1995. Ms. Pearson is the elected Auditor in Pennington County SD, located in Rapid City, SD. She has served in that position since taking office in 1987 and is the longest serving elected official in SD history. The Auditor has three main functions, Elections, Chief Financial Officer and Clerk of the Board of Commissioners. Pennington County is a jurisdiction with less than about 75,000 registered voters but is the second largest county in the state. Pearson has served on the SD State Board of Elections and held several offices in her state association. Pearson was graduated from an in-state college with degrees in Accounting and Business Management.
Pennington County Auditor
315 St. Joseph Street, Rapid City SD 57701-2892
605-394-2152 x10 FAX: 605-394-6840
Former Executive Director, NYS board of Elections and
U.S. Election Assistance Commission
30 Loudonwood East, Loudonville, NY 12211
Tom Wilkey is a founding member of the Election Center. He began his career in elections in 1969 at the Erie County ( Buffalo,New York) Board of Elections. He joined the New York State Board of Elections in 1979 serving as the board's Director of Communications and Voter Education. He served in that position until 1985 when he was appointed to the position of Director of Election Operations responsible for the oversight of New York's 62 county election offices. In 1992 Mr. Wilkey was appointed Executive Director of the New York Board of Elections and served until 2003. After the creation of the US Election Assistance Commission, Mr. Wilkey was appointed as the first permanent Executive Director of the Commission and served until 2012. He served as a both a member and participant in numerous national committees involved in developing the National Voter Registration Act and the Help America Vote Act. Mr. Wilkey served as President of the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED) and is a proud Life Member of the New York State Election Commissioners Association.