As executive director of the Texas FFA Foundation, Aaron Alejandro consults with businesses, organizations, education and youth clubs about ways to improve organizational and individual performance. He has more than twenty-five years of experience in management, personal and professional training. His unique style of delivery transcends all age groups and corporate cultures offering a clear message of personal dynamics for success.
Aaron has assisted in establishing relationships with sponsors and individuals which have grown the FFA Foundation’s support to record levels.
Aaron was raised at Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch just outside of Amarillo, Texas. As a promising youth in the midst of what could have been less than promising circumstances, Aaron learned quickly the importance of a positive attitude. His life is a reflection of his philosophy – positive attitudes create positive results.
Jackie Van De Walle
Jackie Van De Walle has dedicated much of her life to serving her native town of San Antonio and the greater agriculture community. She most recently was named Lifetime Assistant Vice President of the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo and inducted into the association’s hall of fame.
Jackie also serves on numerous boards and committees including the Bexar County Leadership Advisory Board of the Texas A&M University System’s Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Urban Advisory Board. She has held past leadership roles with the Texas Department of Agriculture and Alamo Community College District Foundation among others.
She has worked in many areas of the San Antonio Greater Chamber and other civic organizations throughout the community. Her love of agriculture and special interest in shaping the future through education have fueled her passion and commitment to help others.
As executive director of the Association for Career and Technical Education, Leann Wilson is dedicated to expanding the awareness of the importance and value of CTE to the nation.
Prior to becoming executive director, she served as the chief financial and operations officer. LeAnn demonstrated financial leadership during her time with ACTE to bring about financial growth to ensure long term financial stability through effective and consistent financial management. Her role expanded in April 2012 to include the management of the Member Programs area focusing on services and support of the membership.
LeAnn’s leadership included the implementation of organizational efficiencies, disciplined decision making and transparency in ACTE’s reporting. Throughout her time with ACTE, LeAnn has been immersed in ACTE’s core purpose and the CTE community ACTE represents.