Janet B. Bray serves as the executive director of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), a not-for-profit association representing over 30,000 professionals across the U.S. As executive director, Ms. Bray manages the association’s staff and program services. She is actively involved in its strategic public policy efforts and works on legislative and public awareness issues for the profession. Ms. Bray also provides leadership and guidance to the ACTE Board of Directors, committees, and related associations.
Prior to joining ACTE, Ms. Bray 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 thirty-three-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 Wisconsin and initiated the industry’s effort to develop national skill standards.
Ms. Bray has been an 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. Ms. Bray holds a bachelor’s degree in History and Government from the University of Maryland and a Master’s degree in Adult Education from the George Washington University. She earned her Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential in 1991 and is a member of the distinguished ASAE Fellows Group.