EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

MILTON M. BUSH, JD, CAE (RET.)

IAAR Executive Director Milton M. Bush provides strategic direction and manages the day-to-day activities of the association.
Since 1994, he has been the principal and owner of The M Companies, a government affairs consulting and association management company heavily focused in conformity assessment (inspection, testing, certification, accreditation, quality systems registration and personnel certification). Mr. Bush has represented clients before Congress, Federal agencies and international bodies, and served as the Executive Director and CEO of other national and international trade associations. Mr. Bush earned a law degree from George Mason University, is a magna cum laude undergraduate, registered lobbyist and retired Certified Association Executive (CAE).

E-mail: info@iaar.org  |  Phone: 703-568-6847

PRESIDENT

JEANETTE PRESTON

Jeanette Preston is the Global President for Smithers Quality Assessments with offices in Akron, OH and in both Shanghai and Suzhou China. She has worked in 3rd party certification for over 25 years. She is the current President of Independent Association for Accredited Registrars and held various board positions. She was the former board chair, of the International Automotive Certification Body Association, until her term limits were reached. She is currently the International Aerospace Quality Group, Other Party Management Committee Certification Body Focal for the Americas and is a member of both the AS 9101 and AS 9104/3 teams. She is a lead auditor for IATF 16949, ISO 9001:2015 and an aerospace auditor.

E-mail:  jpreston@smithers.com  |  Phone: 216-695-0237

Term End Date: April 2025
VICE PRESIDENT

BRUNO SAMUEL

Bruno Samuel has been working in the Testing, Inspection & Certification industry since 2002, in various commercial roles and companies. Recently, Bruno is the US Director of Sales at BSI Group. Bruno joined IAAR in 2015 and is currently the Vice President of the organization.

E-mail: Bruno.samuel@bsigroup.com  |  Phone: 571-443-1676

Term End Date: April 2023
TREASURER

CHUCK RUSSO

Chuck Russo has worked in the third-party testing, inspection and certification industry for over thirty years and is the current Vice President of Eurofins, Food Assurance, North America. He has been a member of IAAR since its beginnings and has been part of the board in many roles, chairing multiple committees and task forces. Chuck has remained a key member in IAAR strategic planning and most recently re-joined the board as Treasure in 2020.

E-mail: chuckrusso@eurofinsus.com  |  Phone: 440-488-9905

Term End Date: April 2024
DIRECTOR & CHAIR, MEMBERSHIP AND BYLAWS COMMITTEE

TOM HARRIS

Tom is the President and Owner of Management Certification of North America. He has been in 3rd party certification for 30 years and a member of IAAR since 1997. Tom has chaired the Membership and Bylaws Committee for over 10 years.

E-mail: tharris@mcnacert.com  |  Phone: 713-906-0655

Term End Date: April 2023
DIRECTOR & CHAIR, COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

LISA BRANDON

Lisa Brandon has worked in the third-party certification industry for over 35 years and is the current Vice President – Business Development at DQS Inc. She has been a member of IAAR since 2017 and joined the board as the Director & Chair of the communications committee in April of 2022.

E-mail: lisa.brandon@dqsus.com  |  Phone: 919-949-9565

Term End Date: April 2025
DIRECTOR & CHAIR, PROGRAMS COMMITTEE

ARLEN CHAPMAN

Arlen Chapman has been the Quality Systems Director at NQA USA and a member of IAAR for over 25 years. He is a very active member of IAAR and has been Programs Committee Chairman since 2012.

E-mail: achapman@nqa-usa.com  |  Phone: 978-635-9256

Term End Date: April 2024
DIRECTOR & TASK FORCE CHAIRS, AUDITOR CAREER PATH AND APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

PENNY OUELLETTE

Penny Ouellette is the Chair of IAAR’s Auditor Career Path Task Force. She joined IAAR in 2006 and has been a member of the Board of Directors for most of that time. Penny is the Accreditation and Program Director for Orion Registrar.

E-mail: Penny@orion4value.com  |  Phone: 303-645-4023

DIRECTOR & CHAIR, IMPROVING EFFICIENCY & EFFECTIVENESS OF OUR ASSOCIATION

TBD

E-mail: info@iaar.org  |  Phone: 703-568-6847

DIRECTOR & CHAIR, ADVOCACY FOR THIRD PARTY CERTIFICATION

TBD

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