Leadership Insight

CEO Profile: William Schimmel, Executive Director and CEO of PTCB

William Schimmel became the Executive Director and CEO of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) in late 2017. He discusses the changes he’s seen in the certification industry, what he believes the future of accreditation holds, initiatives PTCB will take on in the future and more.

Message from the Chair: Three Practices for Embracing Change

Last year’s ICE Exchange held in New Orleans included many interesting and diverse topics, great networking sessions and motivating keynotes. An interesting theme I noticed was the number of sessions that included an innovation or digital concept.

CEO Profile: Paul Smith, CFA, President and CEO of the CFA Institute, Part 2

We spoke with Paul Smith, CFA, President and CEO of the CFA Institute.  He shares his more than 30 years financial leadership experience, thoughts on a global approach to credentialing and more.

CEO Profile: Paul Smith, CFA, President and CEO of the CFA Institute, Part 1

In this first of two-part series, Paul Smith, CFA, President and CEO of the CFA Institute, discusses credentialing value and organizational challenges. Part two shares Mr. Smith’s perspective on international expansion and its associated challenges.

Honoring Joan Knapp

Joan Knapp received posthumous recognition for ICE’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the ICE Exchange 2017 in New Orleans. Her daughter, Lenora Knapp, received the award on Joan’s behalf and offered the following comments. ICE was granted permission to publish her speech here.

Message from the Executive Director: Certificate vs. Certification

The misidentification of certification vs. certificate contributes to  confusion in the marketplace of learners, certificants and the public. What can be done to address, and ultimately clarify, this problem?

CEO Profile: Chuck Ramani, PE, CBO

Chuck Ramani reflects on his career and the increasing value of accreditation as he prepares for retirement. At the time of this interview, Ramani was the President of the International Accreditation Service.

Message from the Chair: Shaking Things Up

ICE Chair Claudia Zacharias reflects on the ways ICE has been "shaking things up" in the last few years.

Message from the Executive Director: ICE Supports Right to Safe Care Coalition

Over the past year, ICE has reported on the progress of the development of the Right to Safe Care Coalition (RTSCC). This Coalition is made up of organizations concerned about the legislative and regulatory attempts to limit the Maintenance of Certification requirements currently in place.

The Diversity of Credentialing Specialists

It’s clear to me that those who pursue the credentialing specialist certificate come from a wide variety of backgrounds and have many different motivations for participating. What resonates for you? Personal and professional development? Showing others what you do and what you can do?

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