Our Experts and Leaders

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Our leaders are experts in all areas of higher education, come from diverse backgrounds, and have a wide range of experience. Their leadership will help guide the American Council on Education (ACE) and American higher education into the future.

​Interviews with ACE's leaders or additional information about the organization's policy positions, programs, and staff can be obtained by contacting ACE's Office of Public Affairs.

Ted Mitchell - President -
Ted Mitchell
President
Office of the President
Steven Bloom - Director -
Steven Bloom
Director
Government and Public Affairs
Gailda Davis - Director -
Gailda Davis
Director
Professional Learning
Lorelle Espinosa - Vice President -
Lorelle Espinosa
Vice President
Research
Jonathan Fansmith - Director -
Jonathan Fansmith
Director
Government and Public Affairs
Brad Farnsworth - Vice President -
Brad Farnsworth
Vice President
Global Engagement
Mushtaq Gunja - Vice President and Chief of Staff -
Mushtaq Gunja
Vice President and Chief of Staff
American Council on Education
Terry Hartle - Senior Vice President -
Terry Hartle
Senior Vice President
Government and Public Affairs
Robin Helms - Director -
Robin Helms
Director
Research
Sherri Hughes - Assistant Vice President -
Sherri Hughes
Assistant Vice President
Professional Learning
Kara Lee - Vice President -
Kara Lee
Vice President
Administration and CIO
Daniel Madzelan - Assistant Vice President -
Daniel Madzelan
Assistant Vice President
Government and Public Affairs
Peter McDonough - Vice President and General Counsel -
Peter McDonough
Vice President and General Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
Anne Meehan - Director -
Anne Meehan
Director
Government and Public Affairs
Philip Rogers - Senior Vice President -
Philip Rogers
Senior Vice President
Learning and Engagement
Louis Soares - Chief Learning and Innovation Officer -
Louis Soares
Chief Learning and Innovation Officer
American Council on Education
Sarah Spreitzer - Director -
Sarah Spreitzer
Director
Government and Public Affairs