The Certification Network Group is led by a group of volunteers who strive to provide meaningful gatherings
for individuals and organizations interested in certification. The Board of Directors develops and initiates
opportunities for certification professionals to learn, network and share best practices in the Chicago and
Washington, DC, areas. The Board meets monthly to plan the strategy of the CNG and is governed by and
abides by the Bylaws of the organization. These volunteers do the work necessary to keep the value of the group
high for all who work in the certification and accreditation industry.
2015 BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Torryn Brazell, MS, CAE — Chair
American Board of Audiology
Linda Anguish, MS, SPHR, GPHR — Vice Chair
Human Resources Certification Institute
Rory McCorkle, PhD, MBA, CAE — Treasurer
International Credentialing Associates
Cheryl Mounts, MS, CAE – Secretary
International Board for the Certification of Specialties in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Amy Roedl, PhD — Immediate Past Chair
National Restaurant Association
Cynthia Allen, MA — Director
Judith Hale, PhD — Director
Hale Associates & Intl. Society of Performance and Improvement
Ron Hanchar, MBA — Director
National Healthcareer Association (NHA) and National Academy of Sports
Georgia Patrick – Director
The Communicators, Inc.
Nicholas Soto — Director
Construction Manager Certification Institute
Anjali Weber, MS — Director
Institute for Credentialing Excellence
What is now known as the Certification Network Group was started by Judy Rosenbloom in the early 1980’s. She was the executive director for a certifying agency who occasionally called together her colleagues for informal discussions on testing and advice for problems on issues she and others were facing. Over the years, the group grew to include invited speakers. When Judy moved out of the area, the group of attendees kept the networking tradition alive. The growth led to a need for volunteers to help plan and organization future meetings.
In the 1990′s, as the CNG became more organized, the volunteer group became knows as the Steering Committee, with someone agreeing to informally chair the committee. The Steering Committee met at the beginning of a calendar year to plan four or five meetings.
A significant step toward structure and sophistication occurred in 2001 when the Certification Network Group went digital. A steering committee member had web site capabilities to post the group’s information and send meeting announcements by email. CNG experienced a tremendous growth as a results, in both Washington, DC, and Chicago.
Today, the CNG is led by a board of directors. Meetings are planned by the Washington, DC, and Chicago Steering Committees. In 2013, CNG was incorporated as a non-profit entity, with the mission of providing opportunities, relationship building, education, and resources for certification professionals to support their initiatives in certification, accreditation, and customer service.