AACPM OFFICER AND DIRECTOR NOMINEES BIOS View Ballot/Vote Here>>

The American Academy of Certified Public Managers Board of Directors has received nominations for several remarkable individuals. We are excited to have these folks interested in serving in leadership positions for the AACPM beginning January 1, 2023.

PRESIDENT-ELECT

Matthew Seeds Matthew currently serves as the Director of Information Systems for St. Charles County, Missouri.  Matthew holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and a Master's Degree in Business Administration.  He received his CPM in 2017 from the Kansas Program.  Matthew has previously served AACPM as a judge in the Henning Award Scoring Committee and as President-Elect looks forward to expanding membership to the organization and providing high-quality programs and speaker series events for AACPM members.

Christopher Slaymaker - 20 years at Lancaster County 911 in Pennsylvania.  Primary Radio Room Supervisor.  Recent graduate of CPM (Jan 2022).  Graduate of Cornell University's Executive Leadership Certificate Program.  25 years experience in the fire service both as a volunteer and a career firefighter.  20 of those years in a leadership position.

SECRETARY

Amber Ortiz - I currently manage the Multistate Corporate Income Tax Auditors for the State of Idaho.  I have served as AACPM Board Secretary since 2020.  I’m married to my husband Daniel of ten years, and we enjoy spending time with our 1 ½ year old daughter, Violet.

MEMBER-AT-LARGE

Caden Gillespie - Caden B. Gillespie is an experienced professional in the public higher education sector. Caden manages business operations for a research institute at Arizona State University, ranked #1 in Innovation across the USA for eight years in a row. Caden strives to support the advancement of public management as a profession.

Dennis Martino Dennis is the former Director of the NH Bureau of Education and Training. He has taught leadership courses at the graduate level at several colleges. Prior to his current academic work, he had twenty-one years of experience in Labor Relations as a union advocate and contract negotiator. Dennis has acted as a workplace mediator with both small and large agencies.

Alan ShoemakeAlan Shoemake was elected by the Citizens of West Tawakoni, Texas to the seat of Mayor in November 2018 this is when he went to school to obtain his CPM certification. During his term he served as Interim a city Administrator focusing on policy and procedure along with employee education. Alan previously served as City Councilman Place 3 from May 2011 to November 2017, and was voted as Mayor Pro tem for 2 years by his fellow Council members.  While serving on the Council, Alan attended multiple meetings for the different Boards and Committees, he even volunteered his time as part of the Tech Committee and Park Board. During Alan’s City Council term, he took part in the creation of the City’s website and Facebook page.  With his work and education background consisting of Emergency and Disaster Management as well as Education, he also served as the Emergency Management Coordinator for 2 years. Alan’s opinion is that all municipal offices are here to serve the Citizen, and he fully believes in open lines of communication.

Dr. Wilson Washington - Dr. Wilson Washington Jr. is Senior Public Health Advisor with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in Centreville, Virginia.  Dr. Washington earned his CPM from the New Jersey CPM Program in 2021.

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