Meet the ACCESSE24 Speakers

The Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE) is thrilled to unveil the lineup of speakers confirmed for the upcoming ACCESSE24 Leadership Conference, set to take place from July 23-25, 2024, at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. 

As the premier event tailored for STEM society professionals, ACCESSE24 promises to provide attendees with unparalleled insights, dynamic discussions, and actionable strategies to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with the goal of sustaining our collective impact.  

This year's conference will feature a diverse array of sessions led by industry experts, covering a wide range of topics essential for leadership excellence. Among the confirmed speakers are: 

  • Bruce Arbit, Founder & Principal, Melarbit Partners 

  • Brian Campbell, Chief Marketing Officer, Ex Ordo 

  • Bozidar Jovicevic, Chief Executive Officer, Evermed 

  • Dana Compton, CAE, ENV SP, Managing Director, Publications & Standards, American Society of Civil Engineers 

  • Andrea Elkin, PMO Manager, Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) 

  • Debbie Trueblood, MSW, FASAE, IOM, CAE, Senior Consultant, Association Management Center 

  • Dana Otillio, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Society of Petroleum Engineers 

  • David Martin, CEO and Managing Partner, Sterling Martin Associates 

  • Derick Schaefer, Senior Vice President Technology, Mod Op 

  • Erik Haas, Vice President, designDATA 

  • Erik Hankin, PMP, Assistant Director, Career and Student Programs, American Geophysical Union 

  • Eve Lee, MBA, CAE, Executive Director, American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association 

  • Cynthia Mills, FASAE, CAE, CMC, CPC, CCRC, Founder, President & CEO, The Leaders’ Haven LLC 

  • Jack Coursen, Senior Director, Professional Development, The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 

  • Jennifer Zeitzer, Deputy Executive Director & Director, Office of Public Affairs, FASEB 

  • Josh Goldman, MA, CAE, CTA, Director of Consulting Services, Tagoras 

  • Julie Fortenbery, Chief Financial Officer, American Physiological Society 

  • Katie Riddle, Director of Professional Practice, American Society of Landscape Architects 

  • Lawrence Sloan, MBA, FASAE, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) 

  • Matt Miller, Chief Executive Officer, Council of Landscape Architectual Registration Boards 

  • Melissa Garcia, FASAE, CAE, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President, American Society for Surgery of the Hand 

  • Mike Howe, Executive Director, Texas American Water Works Association (AWWA) 

  • Neal Couture, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, The American Society for Nondestructive Testing 

  • Nicole Araujo, CAE, Client Engagement Director, Mighty Citizen 

  • Rebekah Stacha, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) 

  • Tracie Seward, Senior Director of Educational Pathways and Undergraduate Education, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) 

  • Virginie De Visscher, Executive Director, Business Events, Destination Canada 

Please note that we are continuously confirming additional speakers, and we encourage all interested parties to stay tuned and connect with us on social media and our website to see new speaker announcements. 

Registration for ACCESSE24 is now open, with early bird discounts available until June 11, 2024. CESSE members enjoy additional savings, and group rates are available for organizations registering five or more attendees. 

For more information and to register for ACCESSE24, visit 

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