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Officers & Executive Committee

Officers and Chairperson of the Board of Directors comprise the Executive Committee.  For information concerning the FGDLA, please contact Dr. Jolly Holden, Executive Director

Dr. Philip Westfall

Chairman Emeritus, Board of Directors

Lifetime FGDLA member

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Erika Jacobs


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Dr. Jolly Holden

Executive Director
American InterContinental University

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Senior Vice President

Dr. Carla Lane

Vice President, Higher Education Sector

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Russ Colbert

Vice President, Corporate Sector
Zoom Video Communications

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Dr. Judith Hall Bayliss

Vice President, Government Sector

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LTC LB Galbearth, Jr., USA (Reserve)

811 Hospital Center

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Helen Chamberlain


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Board of Directors

Membership Committee

Chair:  Keith Carroll

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Awards Committee

Chair:  Dr. Jolly Holden

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Publications Committee

Chair:  Dr. Jennifer Varrichio

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Communications Committee

Chair:  Kris Ptak

Business Development & Marketing Committee

Chair:  Vacant

Social Media  Committee

Chair:  Sandy Wagner

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Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors is a distinguished body of distance learning and industry leaders who advise the Board of Directors on all matters relating to the advancement of the goals of the Association. Members represent the major constituencies served by the Association:  Federal Government, private or public corporations, and institutions of higher learning.

Dr. Reggie Smith III

Chair, Board of Advisors

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Past Presidents

View the list of FGDLA's past presidents

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