Election Center 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.
Executive Officer for Operations
The Election Center
Chief Executive Officer for Programs
The Election Center
Tammy Patrick, CERA, is the Chief Executive Officer for Programs at the Election Center, the National Association of Election Officials. Tammy Patrick has been working in the election administration space since 2003--most recently as the Senior Advisor to the Elections Program at Democracy Fund. Focusing on modern elections, Tammy works to foster a voter-centric elections system and support election officials across the country. In 2013 she was selected by President Obama to serve as a commissioner on the Presidential Commission on Election Administration, which led to a position at the Bipartisan Policy Center to further the work of the PCEA. Prior to that, she was the Federal Compliance Officer for Maricopa County Elections Department for eleven years.
She has testified on election administration policies multiple times in the United States Senate and House of Representatives, and numerous state legislatures on behalf of members of both parties. She has been an active member of the Election Center's Legislative and Postal committees, representing the organization to the United States Postal Service's Mailers Technical Advisory Committee for over a decade. She elevates the election official perspective in the media and by serving as a member of numerous boards of advisors and steering committees.
She received her CERA certification in 2007 from Auburn University and the Election Center and was honored to be inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2022. She has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Policy since 2016.
Department of Political Science,
Los Angeles County
Weld County Commissioner At Large
Former Executive Director,
NYS board of Elections
U.S. Election Assistance Commission