The election of Claudia Zacharias, MBA, CAE, as Secretary-Treasurer of its Board of Directors was recently announced by the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE). ICE is a professional membership association that advances credentialing through education, standards, research, and advocacy to ensure competence across professions and occupations. Zacharias is President & CEO of the Board of Certification/Accreditation, International (BOC).
In other ICE-related news, Zacharias recently completed the SmithBucklin Executive Leadership Program. She was selected as one of 16 “up-and-coming” association Board members for the program’s inaugural class. The seven-month-long program focused on defining, understanding, and measuring leadership capacity and performance.
SmithBucklin is the world’s largest association management company, providing resources to more than 450 trade associations, professional societies, technology user groups, corporations, government agencies/institutes, and other non-profit organizations—including ICE.
ICE’s accrediting body, the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), evaluates certification programs to ensure the health, welfare, and safety of the public through the assessment of professional competency. NCCA accredits over 275 certification programs from more than 100 credentialing organizations, including BOC, as well as the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
“Claudia has been a welcome addition to the ICE Board, and I look forward to working with her in an expanded capacity as she steps into the Secretary-Treasurer role” said Denise Rosendaal, CAE, ICE Executive Director. “She brings a high level of experience, dedication, and vision for the future of the credentialing industry.”
Zacharias, who has been at the helm at BOC since 2009, has over 20 years of non-profit management experience, including four years at ANCC, the world’s largest and most prestigious board-credentialing organization for the field of nursing. She is committed to upholding BOC’s record of NCCA accreditation for all of its certification programs.
On her new role with the ICE Board of Directors, Zacharias said, “My election to the ICE Board and now to the position of Secretary-Treasurer both demonstrate the credentialing community’s high regard for BOC. I’m excited about this expanded opportunity to offer my contribution to ICE’s relevance and impact in the years ahead.”