Casandra Blassinggame

Chief Executive Officer, International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Casandra Blassinggame

Chief Executive Officer
International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)


As the Chief Executive Officer for the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training, Casandra is responsible for organizational oversight. She operationalizes the strategic plan by engaging the Board of Directors, Staff, Standards Development Council, Commission, and Committee members. Casandra's goals are tomaintain the ANSI Standard, create strategies to better communicate who we are, engage our stakeholders, identify and increase business opportunities, create meaningful partnerships, and make a positive, growth-oriented impact on the continuing education and training industry.

Casandra has served IACET in other capacities. She joined the organization as a Commissioner where she evaluated training organizations who sought IACET accreditation. She served on the organizations finance committee, other adhoc committees, and the Board of Directors. She then became CEO of IACET bringing several vantage points and experiences within the organization which contributes to the organizations continued success.

Before joining IACET, Casandra had a 21-year long career in higher education as adjunct and associate faculty, coordinator, director, vice-president, and chief academic officer in the community college and both public and private colleges and universities. In 2016, she began her career in the non-profit trade association space as the vice-president of education services at the American Gear Manufacturers Association.

Casandra is a graduate of Talladega College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science. She earned her Master of Education in Adult and Higher Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she is currently a doctoral candidate.



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