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NPTE Board Members

President: Joe Gantt, Lewis and Clark College (serving since January 2009)
(Executive Secretary January 2009 to May 2015; President June 2015 to present)

Vice President: Kathryn Starkey, Colorado State University Pueblo (serving since July 2015)

(At Large, July 2015-August 2016; Vice President August 2016 to present)

Treasurer-Secretary: Jim Hanson, Climb the Mountain Speech and Debate Foundation (serving since May 2000)
(At Large, May 2000-June 2001; President (and Chair) July 2001-July 2008, Treasurer July 2008 to June 2015; Treasurer-Secretary July 2015 to present)

At-Large: Derek Buescher, University of Puget Sound (serving since May 2008)
(At Large, May-June 2008; President July 2008-July 2013; At Large August 2013 to current)

At-Large: Joe Blasdel, McKendree University (serving since July 2011)
(At Large, July 2011-March 2012, Vice-President April 2012-July 2013; President August 2013 to May 2015; Executive Secretary June 2015; Vice President July 2015 to August 2016; At Large August 2016 to present)

At-Large: Rebecca Sietman, Wheaton College (serving since July 2015)

(At Large, July 2015-current)

At-Large: Jeannie Hunt, Northwest College (serving since January 2016)

(At Large, January 2016-current)


NPTE Web Hosting and Rankings Coder: Adam Astley, Lieben Law (serving since April 2000)
(NPTE Web Hosting and Rankings Coder April 2000 to current)

Former Board Members

Kevin Garner July 2015 to August 2015

Konrad Hack July 2006 to July 2015 (At Large, July 2006-June 2013; President July 2013; At-Large, August 2013-July 2015)

Gina Lane May 2005 to April  2015

Charles “Chuck” Walts July 2013-Feb 2015 (Vice-President July 2013-Feb 2015)

Kristine Clancy July 2011-July 2012

Jason Steck, April 2000-March 2011 (Executive Secretary April 2000-May 2005; Vice President May 2005-March 2011)

Patty Steck, April 2000-March 2011

Glenn Prince, May 2008-January 2009 (Executive Secretary May 2008-January 2009)

Matt Stannard, April 2000-May 2005 (Chair April 2000-July 2001)

Kate Huetteman, July 2002-July 2006

Scott Gratson, April 2000-July 2002

Michelin Massey, Kristy Cote and John Meany served during the initial creation of the NPTE during the Spring and Summer of 2000.




Jim Hanson Whitman College

Jim Hanson Debate Speech Forensics Rhetoric